What: Spring Equinox Observance.
Where: Cairnpapple Hill, , Scotland.
When: Spring Equinox Time: Sunrise
About: Observe the Spring Equinox from one of Scotland’s very old sacred sites less than an hour West of Edinburgh. Cairnpapple Hill is set on a beautiful countryside highpoint and dates back to 3500 bc. The site has undergone many changes in appearance in its 4000 years use, but the original stones align perfectly to the sunrise on the spring equinox.
A second intriguing spring equinox alignment can also be observed while looking into the direction of the rising sun. According to the late Belgian Author & Researcher Philip Coppens three sacred hills in the Lothian region — Cairnpapple, Arthur’s Seat and Traprain Law, form a straight line in the direction of the spring equinox sunrise. On a clear Scottish day, you may be able to see the hills in the distance.
Below is a simple aerial overview video of Cairnpapple Hill:
A Note About Visiting Ancient Sites:
Please be mindful and respectful of the ancient sites. Treat them with care as to not disturb them, damage them or remove anything from them. Help protect these incredible sites so that they can continue to stand the test of time.
Please note: this event is not run by The Spiritual Sun. Please contact Historic Scotland directly or visit their website if you would like more details about the site.
Article & Research by Karim el Bazi with contribution by Olga Grapsas