Burning of the Clavie: A trip down memory lane
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THE traditional start to 2021 in a Moray Firth village cannot take place tonight because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Burning of the Clavie in Burghead is steeped in history and is a community celebration which attracts attention all around the world.
Thousands of people normally descend on the coastal village each year to mark the start of the new year.
The Clavie Crew carry the burning barrel through the streets to the Doorie Hill where the flames light up the night sky.
In celebration of the Clavie, The Inverness Courier and its sister papers in Highand News and Media will post a picture gallery of Clavie celebrations through the decades at 6pm tonight - the moment when the barrel would have been lit and started to make its way around the village.
There will be memories from the 1950s right through to the present day.
And we will have the thoughts of Clavie King Dan Ralph