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City bans public from Beltane hill

BY BRIAN FERGUSON CITY COUNCIL REPORTER

A FRESH row over the axing of Edinburgh’s Beltane celebrations has flared up after it emerged security guards, parks staff and police officers are being drafted in to prevent access to a city beauty spot.

Calton Hill, where the world-famous fire festival has been held for the last 15 years, is to be closed to public access for the first time in living memory in a bid to curb any unofficial festivities.

But the city council has come under fire for spending taxpayers’ money to ensure no-one is allowed on to the hill tomorrow night.

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