Press Information

The details below provide a summary of the key points, the key timings are:

Procession Route Walk and Press Briefing - Monday 27th January 2020

14:30 Meet at the War Memorial, Hillhead (across from Town hall) from 14:15.

We will walk the procession Route and conduct press briefing during the walk to answer questions you may have. The committee will emphasise the controls in place to ensure a safe festival for all. This will allow you to get a better understanding on what takes place and identify locations for filming and taking photographs.

Please allow 45 minutes to walk the route.


The Jarl and Jarl Squad walk ‘up the ranks’ at 19:15, the Procession then lights up at 19:30. The Procession then proceeds along the route and the Galley and Guizers then enter the burning site.

PLEASE NOTE: For Health and Safety reasons Media are not allowed to participate in the procession or enter into the procession ranks.

Burning site

PLEASE NOTE: The public and press are not allowed into the burning site for Health and Safety Reasons.

Media Resources

There is a large selection of all types of media available from local photographers and camera crews. Please see the Links section for contact details.