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Burghead, 2018. #burghead

Follow your nose, it smells what your heart see’s and finds its desires for you. Adventure is always right around the corner! #pmgridchallenge #photographer #photography #scotland #visuallysatisfying #visualambassadors #agameoftones #moodygram #hiddenscotland #visitscotland #burghead

New Year - New Year, so good they have it twice! The unique Burghead festival, Burning of the Clavie, celebrates the New Year on January 11th. This harks back to the days where we swapped the Julian calendar for the Gregorian (Google it👩‍🎓) and the folk of Burghead kept New Year from BOTH calendars, what a flaming good idea🔥 . . . . . 📸Jasperimage/Alamy Live News #burghead #burningoftheclavie #firefestival #fire #flame #calendarfun #igscotland #instascotland #insta_scotland #thisisscotland #scotlandisnow #scotland_insta #lovescotland️❤ #lovescotland #scotlandphotography #scotland #scotland_ig #scottish #scotspirit #news #welovescotland #scottishnews #scotlandnews #scottishsun #thescottishsun #scottishsuninsta #scotlandbeauty #ilovescotland #scotland4you #lovescotland💙

Some of my Xmas orders. Looking forward to designing some new frames in 2019, if you require something a wee bit special and personalised please get in touch.. . . . . #kisimulcreations #madeinscotland #scottishgifts #madewithlove #personalised #handmade #madeinmoray #makersgonnamake #burghead #buylocal

Moray Sea Gems
(@morayseagems)

1 Day 11 Hours Ago

I shall now be taking my sea glass jewellery making to the next level. #soldering #silversmith #silversmithing

"The Burning Of The Clavie" Burning the clavie is an ancient Scottish custom still observed at Burghead, a fishing village on the Moray Firth. The clavie is a collection of casks split in two, lit as a bonfire in the evening of 11 January, i.e. New Year's Eve (in Scotland, Hogmanay) by the Julian Calendar. One of these casks is joined together again by a huge nail (Latin clavis; hence the term, it may also be from Scottish Gaelic cliabh, a basket used for holding combustibles). It is then filled with tar, lighted and carried flaming round the village and finally up to a headland upon which stands the ruins of an altar, locally called the Doorie. It here forms the nucleus of the bonfire, which is built up of split casks. When the burning tar-barrel falls in pieces, the people scramble to get a lighted piece with which to kindle the New Year's fire on their cottage hearth. The charcoal of the clavie is collected and put in pieces up the cottage chimneys, to keep spirits and witches from coming down. Canon 7D MK II Canon 70-200mm F2.8 IS #visitscotland #clavie #burghead #morayspeyside #pictish #newyear #tradition #travelphotography #tourism #scotland #scotland_greatshots #fire #tar #creosote #coast #doorie #king #julian #canon_photos #canonuk #natgeoyourshot

"The Burning Of The Clavie" Burning the clavie is an ancient Scottish custom still observed at Burghead, a fishing village on the Moray Firth. The clavie is a collection of casks split in two, lit as a bonfire in the evening of 11 January, i.e. New Year's Eve (in Scotland, Hogmanay) by the Julian Calendar. One of these casks is joined together again by a huge nail (Latin clavis; hence the term, it may also be from Scottish Gaelic cliabh, a basket used for holding combustibles). It is then filled with tar, lighted and carried flaming round the village and finally up to a headland upon which stands the ruins of an altar, locally called the Doorie. It here forms the nucleus of the bonfire, which is built up of split casks. When the burning tar-barrel falls in pieces, the people scramble to get a lighted piece with which to kindle the New Year's fire on their cottage hearth. The charcoal of the clavie is collected and put in pieces up the cottage chimneys, to keep spirits and witches from coming down. Canon 7D MK II Canon 70-200mm F2.8 IS #visitscotland #clavie #burghead #morayspeyside #pictish #newyear #tradition #travelphotography #tourism #scotland #scotland_greatshots #fire #tar #creosote #coast #doorie #king #julian #canon_photos #canonuk #natgeoyourshot

"The Burning Of The Clavie" Burning the clavie is an ancient Scottish custom still observed at Burghead, a fishing village on the Moray Firth. The clavie is a collection of casks split in two, lit as a bonfire in the evening of 11 January, i.e. New Year's Eve (in Scotland, Hogmanay) by the Julian Calendar. One of these casks is joined together again by a huge nail (Latin clavis; hence the term, it may also be from Scottish Gaelic cliabh, a basket used for holding combustibles). It is then filled with tar, lighted and carried flaming round the village and finally up to a headland upon which stands the ruins of an altar, locally called the Doorie. It here forms the nucleus of the bonfire, which is built up of split casks. When the burning tar-barrel falls in pieces, the people scramble to get a lighted piece with which to kindle the New Year's fire on their cottage hearth. The charcoal of the clavie is collected and put in pieces up the cottage chimneys, to keep spirits and witches from coming down. Canon 7D MK II Canon 70-200mm F2.8 IS #visitscotland #clavie #burghead #morayspeyside #pictish #newyear #tradition #travelphotography #tourism #scotland #scotland_greatshots #fire #tar #creosote #coast #doorie #king #julian #canon_photos #canonuk #natgeoyourshot

"The Burning Of The Clavie" Burning the clavie is an ancient Scottish custom still observed at Burghead, a fishing village on the Moray Firth. The clavie is a collection of casks split in two, lit as a bonfire in the evening of 11 January, i.e. New Year's Eve (in Scotland, Hogmanay) by the Julian Calendar. One of these casks is joined together again by a huge nail (Latin clavis; hence the term, it may also be from Scottish Gaelic cliabh, a basket used for holding combustibles). It is then filled with tar, lighted and carried flaming round the village and finally up to a headland upon which stands the ruins of an altar, locally called the Doorie. It here forms the nucleus of the bonfire, which is built up of split casks. When the burning tar-barrel falls in pieces, the people scramble to get a lighted piece with which to kindle the New Year's fire on their cottage hearth. The charcoal of the clavie is collected and put in pieces up the cottage chimneys, to keep spirits and witches from coming down. Canon 7D MK II Canon 70-200mm F2.8 IS #visitscotland #clavie #burghead #morayspeyside #pictish #newyear #tradition #travelphotography #tourism #scotland #scotland_greatshots #fire #tar #creosote #coast #doorie #king #julian #canon_photos #canonuk #natgeoyourshot

"The Burning Of The Clavie" Burning the clavie is an ancient Scottish custom still observed at Burghead, a fishing village on the Moray Firth. The clavie is a collection of casks split in two, lit as a bonfire in the evening of 11 January, i.e. New Year's Eve (in Scotland, Hogmanay) by the Julian Calendar. One of these casks is joined together again by a huge nail (Latin clavis; hence the term, it may also be from Scottish Gaelic cliabh, a basket used for holding combustibles). It is then filled with tar, lighted and carried flaming round the village and finally up to a headland upon which stands the ruins of an altar, locally called the Doorie. It here forms the nucleus of the bonfire, which is built up of split casks. When the burning tar-barrel falls in pieces, the people scramble to get a lighted piece with which to kindle the New Year's fire on their cottage hearth. The charcoal of the clavie is collected and put in pieces up the cottage chimneys, to keep spirits and witches from coming down. Canon 7D MK II Canon 70-200mm F2.8 IS #visitscotland #clavie #burghead #morayspeyside #pictish #newyear #tradition #travelphotography #tourism #scotland #scotland_greatshots #fire #tar #creosote #coast #doorie #king #julian #canon_photos #canonuk #natgeoyourshot

"The Burning Of The Clavie" Burning the clavie is an ancient Scottish custom still observed at Burghead, a fishing village on the Moray Firth. The clavie is a collection of casks split in two, lit as a bonfire in the evening of 11 January, i.e. New Year's Eve (in Scotland, Hogmanay) by the Julian Calendar. One of these casks is joined together again by a huge nail (Latin clavis; hence the term, it may also be from Scottish Gaelic cliabh, a basket used for holding combustibles). It is then filled with tar, lighted and carried flaming round the village and finally up to a headland upon which stands the ruins of an altar, locally called the Doorie. It here forms the nucleus of the bonfire, which is built up of split casks. When the burning tar-barrel falls in pieces, the people scramble to get a lighted piece with which to kindle the New Year's fire on their cottage hearth. The charcoal of the clavie is collected and put in pieces up the cottage chimneys, to keep spirits and witches from coming down. Canon 7D MK II Canon 70-200mm F2.8 IS #visitscotland #clavie #burghead #morayspeyside #pictish #newyear #tradition #travelphotography #tourism #scotland #scotland_greatshots #fire #tar #creosote #coast #doorie #king #julian #canon_photos #canonuk #natgeoyourshot

"The Burning Of The Clavie" Burning the clavie is an ancient Scottish custom still observed at Burghead, a fishing village on the Moray Firth. The clavie is a collection of casks split in two, lit as a bonfire in the evening of 11 January, i.e. New Year's Eve (in Scotland, Hogmanay) by the Julian Calendar. One of these casks is joined together again by a huge nail (Latin clavis; hence the term, it may also be from Scottish Gaelic cliabh, a basket used for holding combustibles). It is then filled with tar, lighted and carried flaming round the village and finally up to a headland upon which stands the ruins of an altar, locally called the Doorie. It here forms the nucleus of the bonfire, which is built up of split casks. When the burning tar-barrel falls in pieces, the people scramble to get a lighted piece with which to kindle the New Year's fire on their cottage hearth. The charcoal of the clavie is collected and put in pieces up the cottage chimneys, to keep spirits and witches from coming down. Canon 7D MK II Canon 70-200mm F2.8 IS #visitscotland #clavie #burghead #morayspeyside #pictish #newyear #tradition #travelphotography #tourism #scotland #scotland_greatshots #fire #tar #creosote #coast #doorie #king #julian #canon_photos #canonuk #natgeoyourshot

"The Burning Of The Clavie" Burning the clavie is an ancient Scottish custom still observed at Burghead, a fishing village on the Moray Firth. The clavie is a collection of casks split in two, lit as a bonfire in the evening of 11 January, i.e. New Year's Eve (in Scotland, Hogmanay) by the Julian Calendar. One of these casks is joined together again by a huge nail (Latin clavis; hence the term, it may also be from Scottish Gaelic cliabh, a basket used for holding combustibles). It is then filled with tar, lighted and carried flaming round the village and finally up to a headland upon which stands the ruins of an altar, locally called the Doorie. It here forms the nucleus of the bonfire, which is built up of split casks. When the burning tar-barrel falls in pieces, the people scramble to get a lighted piece with which to kindle the New Year's fire on their cottage hearth. The charcoal of the clavie is collected and put in pieces up the cottage chimneys, to keep spirits and witches from coming down. Canon 7D MK II Canon 70-200mm F2.8 IS #visitscotland #clavie #burghead #morayspeyside #pictish #newyear #tradition #travelphotography #tourism #scotland #scotland_greatshots #fire #tar #creosote #coast #doorie #king #julian #canon_photos #canonuk #natgeoyourshot

"The Burning Of The Clavie" Burning the clavie is an ancient Scottish custom still observed at Burghead, a fishing village on the Moray Firth. The clavie is a collection of casks split in two, lit as a bonfire in the evening of 11 January, i.e. New Year's Eve (in Scotland, Hogmanay) by the Julian Calendar. One of these casks is joined together again by a huge nail (Latin clavis; hence the term, it may also be from Scottish Gaelic cliabh, a basket used for holding combustibles). It is then filled with tar, lighted and carried flaming round the village and finally up to a headland upon which stands the ruins of an altar, locally called the Doorie. It here forms the nucleus of the bonfire, which is built up of split casks. When the burning tar-barrel falls in pieces, the people scramble to get a lighted piece with which to kindle the New Year's fire on their cottage hearth. The charcoal of the clavie is collected and put in pieces up the cottage chimneys, to keep spirits and witches from coming down. Canon 7D MK II Canon 70-200mm F2.8 IS #visitscotland #clavie #burghead #morayspeyside #pictish #newyear #tradition #travelphotography #tourism #scotland #scotland_greatshots #fire #tar #creosote #coast #doorie #king #julian #canon_photos #canonuk #natgeoyourshot

Tell your friends! 💫Starting today at Stramash Elgin 💫 Moray Registration week is THIS WEEK! Do you have or know a child who’s due to start nursery in 2019? Come visit us, meet the team and discover why Outdoor Nursery is a great place for your wee ones! Visit our website (link in profile) for more info! #childcare #elgin #burghead #hopeman #forres #moray #getthekidsoutside #adventurekids #vitiminn #wildchild

The views up here are just insane. Auntie Hilary has the most amazing luck! #pmgridchallenge #photographer #photography #scotland #burghead #agameoftones #oceanview #morayfirth

Emily Lapington
(@lappers95)

2 Days 17 Hours Ago

Burning of the clavie in burghead on Friday. #love #live #dream #capture #life #nephew #lovehim #myworld #burghead #clavie

Jack Louw
(@_angry_magpie)

2 Days 19 Hours Ago

Setting fire to things is always a good time • • • • • #fire #clavie #firefestival #silhouettes #flames #darkness #festival #celtic? #pagan? #whoknows #contrast #burghead #scotland #ritual #yasssburnitall

Owen Mcbride
(@owenmc11)

2 Days 19 Hours Ago

The burning of the Burghead clavie #clavie #burghead #goodluck

Ann Shaw
(@purpleflyingcat)

3 Days 7 Hours Ago

Burning of Clavie in Burghead to celebrate the Julian calendar new year. #whisky #staves #scotland #uphellyah #burghead #visitscotland #travel

Emma
(@e_maree)

3 Days 9 Hours Ago

Is it REALLY the New Year until you follow the giant burning stick bucket through Burghead while chanting? Burning of the Clavie: a traditional Scottish fire festival to celebrate the New Year pre-Roman calendar.

The Burning of the Clavie also depicting the Burghead Pictish Bull, an illustration from 2006 collection of Pictish pencil drawings, this year I'm adding a bit of colour to them! The Burning of the Clavie is an ancient fire festival held on the 11th January unique to Burghead in Moray. The festival greets the New Year according to the Julian calendar. The Burghead Pictish Bulls are stone carvings found at the Pictish settlement/fort of Burghead. This fort has been found to be of significant importance and power and it is possible that the bulls were a symbol of this status within the Pictish Kingdoms for they are the only examples of carved bulls to date. #burghead #burgheadbulls #pictish #clavie #firefestival #julian #ancienthistory #fort #moray #moraycoast #drawing #illustration #scottishart #scotspirit #history #bronzeage #celticknotwork #celticart #ironage #visitscotland

Doddie Munro
(@doddie118)

2 Days 12 Hours Ago

The Old New Year celebrated on January 11th in Burghead by carrying The Burning Clavie round the village. #clavie #burghead #flames

Jo Saville
(@jojosav)

3 Days 11 Hours Ago

The Clavie - what an amazing fire festival and so close to home- origins from 1750’s - I love tradition! #clavie #burghead #traditions #firefestivals #visitscotland #mymoray #visitmoray

Ashley Dawes
(@a.dawes)

3 Days 11 Hours Ago

Start of the clavie🔥 - proper reminds me of a boxing entrance with the boxer as the fire and their entourage 😂😂 #clavie #pictishnewyear #burghead #scotland

The Burning of the Clavie, Burghead, 11.1.19. Welcoming in the Pagan New Year with fire and whisky. The Clavie King and his crew dress in Victorian oilskins and carry a burning brazier around the town, stopping at various homes and leaving embers at the door before finally arriving at the Doorie Hill. Embers are said the bring good luck for the coming year. Clavie: a barrel full of staves. #clavie #burning #burningclavie #pagan #fire #firefestival #newyear #pagannewyear #burghead #visitscotland #thisisscotland #beautifulscotland #hiddenscotland #travel #igscotland #druids #whisky #staves #casks #instascotland #brilliantscotland #scotlandmagazine

Onj Sko
(@onjsko)

3 Days 13 Hours Ago

Burning The Clavie last night, Burghead, Scotland. We all survived. #theclavie #burghead #scotland

Ben Thynne
(@bthynne)

3 Days 14 Hours Ago

An eclectic day yesterday climbing up at Moy with @garymacdonald92 then seeing in the Pictish new year in Burghead with the Burning of the Clavey #burghead #highlands #scotland #c_l_i_m_b #climbing #sportsclimbing #moyrock #oldmanofmoy

Lyall Pirie
(@lyallpirie)

3 Days 14 Hours Ago

Clavie 2019 #clavie #burghead

The Clavie #firefestival #burghead #ancient #tradition #moray #mymoray #moraycoast #heritage #culture #proud #newyear #juliancalendar @pete.irvine @visitscotland @brianjaffa @alexfishermedia next year?!! 😉

The Clavie #firefestival #burghead #ancient #tradition #moray #mymoray #moraycoast #heritage #culture #proud #newyear #juliancalendar @pete.irvine @visitscotland @brianjaffa @alexfishermedia next year?!! 😉

The Clavie #firefestival #burghead #ancient #tradition #moray #mymoray #moraycoast #heritage #culture #proud #newyear #juliancalendar @pete.irvine @visitscotland @brianjaffa @alexfishermedia next year?!! 😉

The Clavie #firefestival #burghead #ancient #tradition #moray #mymoray #moraycoast #heritage #culture #proud #newyear #juliancalendar @pete.irvine @visitscotland @brianjaffa @alexfishermedia next year?!! 😉

The Clavie #firefestival #burghead #ancient #tradition #moray #mymoray #moraycoast #heritage #culture #proud #newyear #juliancalendar @pete.irvine @visitscotland @brianjaffa @alexfishermedia next year?!! 😉

Departing Burghead today I wandered by the Clavie Hill, a perfect picture of the quiet that still lay over the village even at noon after a long night of revelry. (My head did not hit the pillow till 6am!) This was my fourth visit and leaving this time with some wonderful new life long friends, memories of a night of endless laughter and a full gauge showing on my whisky intake meter!! #burghead #thedayafter #memoriesforlife #twoblokesinblackcoats #lovelylorna #simonfromthesouth #glasgowgraham #relocationgoals

suzie
(@suziecam24)

3 Days 18 Hours Ago

Clavie Night '19#newyear#burghead

Emma Cormie
(@emmaloucormie)

3 Days 16 Hours Ago

My parents receiving their piece of #clavie last night. Gutted to miss out on a Friday Clavie sesh but there is always next year. Happy new year to my fellow brochers, near and far 🔥 #burgheadclavie #clavie #traditionalnewyear #celebrations #gregoriancalendar #firefestival #burghead #scotland #hiphip

The Far North
(@the_far_north)

3 Days 18 Hours Ago

Happy New Year (Julian style)! Burning of the Clavie 2019 and officially a year in the Highlands for us! #highlands #newyear #clavie #burghead #tradition #fire

The burning of the clavie. I’ll never get tired experiencing this incredible tradition. This is my new year and what a way to bring it in whilst having @littlepixiealice by my side. #clavie #burghead #scotland #newyear #fire #firefestival #photography #photographer #agameoftones #adventurer #landscapephotography #moodygram #pmwintergridchallenge #pmgridchallenge #scotland #tradition #pagen #pagenfestival #healthandsafety

Debbie Main
(@debbiemain01)

3 Days 19 Hours Ago

My first time going to see the Burning of the Clavie last night. We managed to get a bit at the end so hopefully it'll bring me good luck and I'll win the lottery or something. #clavie #burghead #home

Ben Ramlackhan
(@ramlackhan)

3 Days 21 Hours Ago

Hogmanay the right way along the North Sea. #burningoftheclavie #burghead #scotland #burnthetown #uk

The Burning of the #clavie celebration the 11th January as the #newyear #burghead #spectacular #event

The Burning of the Clavie: celebrating the old new year (which was actually 11/12 January in Scotland, until reverting to 01 Jan in the 1750s) old style in Burghead. A 1,600 year old living tradition that still continues to this day.

The Burning of the Clavie. In Burghead New Year is Celebrated on the 11th of January. The Clavie is set alight and paraded through the streets of the Town, people picking up charred pieces to bring good luck for the new year ahead. #theburningoftheclavie #clavie #newyear #fire #celebration #burghead #moray #morayspeyside #scotland #igersscotland #visitscotland #icu_scotland #highlandcollective #lovescotland #wonderlustscotland #scotsmagazine #scotlandlover #ig_scot #ig_scotland #scotland_greatshots #insta_scotland #scottishcollective #thisisscotland #myfujifilm #xt2 #stevensimmersphotography

Tonight I got to experience the Burning of the Clavie in Burghead. It’s a tradition done on the 11th of January as a way to bring in the New Year, here in Moray 🔥 . Everyone gathers to follow the burning Clavie - a barrel filled with staves - leading to Doorie Hill where it burns and eventually falls down the hill in flames. It is to bring good luck to the local homes and businesses, and it’s also good luck to bring home a piece of the Clavie. (Thank you burghead.com) 🍀 . It was cold tonight, but fun to take part in a local festivity with good friends. . The second photo 📸 is accredited to @jimmy_coops, what an awesome shot! . . . #newyear #newyeartraditions #firefestival #burghead #scotland #scotland_greatshots #scotlandexplore #scotlandtravel #scotlandphotography #moray #morayfirth #burningoftheclavie #clavie #tradition #goodluck #blog #blogger #travelblogger #travelblogger #adventuresabroad

Jenn Taylor
(@elouesa)

4 Days 5 Hours Ago

I love the crew of the Clavie and so wanted to get some funky black and white pics up of them too #clavie #thebroch #broch #burghead #burgheadbulls #firefestival #moray #theburningoftheclavie

Lizanne Henderson
(@padeapix)

4 Days 7 Hours Ago

In the Clavie Workshop. #padeapix #burghead #moray #scotland

Lizanne Henderson
(@padeapix)

4 Days 7 Hours Ago

In the Clavie Workshop. #padeapix #taxidermy #burghead #moray #scotland

Happy clavie all my Burghead family and friends x hope your heads are OK in the morning #clavie #burghead

Andy Wood
(@andijwood)

4 Days 7 Hours Ago

Burning of the Clavie #firefestival #happynewyear #burghead #herestomorefuntimes

Sarah Stuart
(@sarahms65)

4 Days 7 Hours Ago

Burghead, Moray. 11th January 2019 #burghead #oldnewyear #harbour #sea #ship #seagull

Becky Lawson
(@scotlandswildlife)

3 Days 21 Hours Ago

Tonight, to celebrate the old times ~ #scotland #photography #getoutside #burghead #visitscotland #explorescotland 🔥

Aimee
(@aimee22m)

4 Days 7 Hours Ago

“Now that’s what I call a fire!’ By Aulay aged four and a half 🔥 #clavie #burningtheclavie #burghead #tradition #scottishtradition #hiphip #fire #newyear #clavieking #staves

(@affabra)

4 Days 7 Hours Ago

Burghead Burning of the Clavie. Good night #clavie #burghead #firefestival #dangerous

Glen Moray
(@glen_moray_whisky)

4 Days 8 Hours Ago

Burning of the Clavie tonight! Will you be in Burghead ? The 1,600-year-old tradition is still going strong, let’s make sure it stays alive! @my_moray, great pic! #glenmoraydistillery #regram #clavie #burningoftheclavie #burghead #traditions #scottishtradition #whisky #singlemaltwhisky #scotchwhisky #speyside #speysidewhisky #elgin #moray #shareglenmoray

Dan
(@haggisyeti)

4 Days 8 Hours Ago

Warding off Banshees and Bogles in Burghead this evening at the annual Burning of the Clavie. Happy New Year! #pictish #fire #ceremony #clavie #burghead #scotland #lovewhereyoulive

Emma Ritchie
(@richtemma)

4 Days 8 Hours Ago

Clavie! #burghead #clavie #newyear