Burning of the Clavie event held in Burghead

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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.

Image source, Paul Campbell
Image source, Paul Campbell
Image source, Paul Campbell
Image source, Paul Campbell
Image source, Paul Campbell

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