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Beltane Festival Steward

The Beltane Fire Festival is one of two public festivals hosted by the Beltane Fire Society in central Edinburgh to mark the changing of the seasons. We’ll be in the centre of the action on Beltane night, holding space for performances and escorting the May Queen’s procession as it journeys round the hill. But we also have a job to do – to make sure that everyone, performers and audience alike – has a safe and enjoyable evening.

About Beltane Fire Society

Beltane Fire Society is an Edinburgh based charity which organises the Beltane Fire Festival (established 1988) and the Samhuinn Fire Festivals (established in 1997).

Experience Required

People who are friendly and approachable and comfortable talking with audience members. The role involves walking over uneven ground and standing around out-of-doors at night in central Edinburgh. Previous experience in event stewarding is not required as full training will be provided.

Training Details

We will welcome new members to our training sessions on Sunday afternoons throughout March. After the end of March, please contact Formal training will be provided in audience interaction, fire safety and general health and safety for event stewards. Stewards will also be told the story of Beltane in the weeks leading up to the festival so we can share this with audience members on the night.

Flexibility & Commitment

Ad hoc

Two Sunday afternoon practices - one each in March and April, for 2 and 4 hours respectively.

Location/Travel Details

The Beltane Festival will take place on Calton Hill in the centre of Edinburgh on the evening of April 30th, and the Stewards team will be having weekly training sessions on Sunday afternoons on the festival site between now and then. Calton Hill is close to Waverley Station for train services and to Princes Street and Leith Walk for local buses.


No expenses.

Accessibility Details

  • Happy to have a conversation about volunteer’s needs