This weekend sees another happening in Bonnie Scotland, an outdoor music festival called Wickerman, held in prime bovine "grazing ground" close to Dundrennan, and named after the 1973 movie ,The Wicker Man, seemingly because the locality was "inextricably linked with various locations used within the classic British horror film."
One of the highlights of the festival, which this year includes the Human League, Zion Train and the Magic Numbers on the main stage, is the burning of a giant wicker effigy, in this instance, Robert Burns, in celebration of his 250th birthday anniversary and of course Homecoming 2009.
Given my musings in yesterday's post re Bible alterer, James Charles Stuart, and his mother, Mary, Queen of Scots, it should be noted that Dundrennan Castle was where she spent her last ever night in Scotland, afterwards being captured and taken to England for execution by decapitation where, it is said, it took three attempts to sever her head completely.
The film the Wicker Man is also interesting, basically revolving around a community of "Neo-druids" who believe in reincarnation and worship the sun, whilst engaging in occult rituals and magical practices in order to appease natural forces.
BBC report here
See too my June post re Glastonbury Festival etc.