The Proclamation of Beltane Fair
and the Burgh Bounds
Formerly in the days of the Town Council, the Beltane Fair was ‘Cried’ or Proclaimed by the Town Clerk, but with the demise of the Town Council in 1975 this duty was devolved mainly to one of the local solicitors in the town on a rotational basis, departing from this formula occasional to allow the local Procurator Fiscal to the local courts and local authority solicitors to undertake the task. The task of Proclaiming the Boundaries is a historic and traditional role and plays an important part in the Beltane Festival.
Boundary Reader for 2015 will be Morris Anderson.
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