A busy Clavie Night.


Last night my village filled up with people as it was the Annual burning of the Clavie to celebrate the New Year. The place was busy with the crowds and the weather was fine. I had a few visitors but was taking it easy as I am driving today and hope to go and watch the Inverness Ayr United football game today in Inverness. I am looking forward to it. It was great to see the crowds of folk following the burning barrel through the town in the ancient ritual, there looked a lot of folk about. It would be standing room only in the pubs and great to see food available in the bothy and the chip van about.Its a good night for the village.


It was good to see a lot of pals who are out enjoying themselves at the Clavie, As always the party went on for a while well after midnight with a band in the bothy across the road and its good to see folk enjoying themselves.  It is good to see the village busy and folk out and about. Thanks to the Clavie Crew and all those who put so much effort into the Clavie night. The media were filming in the village last night and Dan Ralph the Clavie King even got a mention in Parliament in London!

I have still not been out on the hills as the ribs are still sore maybe another week is what i need. Though there is little snow about folk are still winter climbing and enjoying the mountains. Winter will be back.

About heavywhalley.MBE

After dinner speaker Lecturer and Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 36 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 4 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.
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2 Responses to A busy Clavie Night.

  1. ptsd17 says:

    I hope Dan wasn’t mentioned in a Brexit debate? 😂😂

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