Burning of the Clavie

The annual Burning of the Clavie event has been held at Burghead in Moray.

The event – which dates back to at least the 1750s – sees the clavie, which is a half-cask filled with wood shavings and tar, set alight.

The elected Clavie King and his helpers parade the burning barrel through the streets before it becomes a fire beacon on a nearby hill.

Getting of a piece of the clavie is said to bring good luck for the year.

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