Celebrating the Burryman parade

SWNSPublished: August 10, 2018
Published: August 10, 2018

A council worker is walking around a village covered head to toe in 20,000 sticky plant heads -- with only his eyes and mouth on show -- to celebrate the Burryman parade.

Andrew Taylor, dressed in a costume made of burrs from the burdock plant, will parade around South Queensferry, West Lothian for nine hours as part of the annual ritual.

The 36-year-old has played the part of the Burryman for the last seven years -- despite admitting he was terrified of the figure when he was a child.

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