Burry Man

Cultural in Queensferry

As part of the week-long Ferry Fair, a centuries-old celebration, a local man roams the streets of Queensferry wearing a suit that has been laboriously covered in burrs. One glance at his costume – he looks like a child's drawing of a Martian, with added prickles – suggests he's suffering a medieval punishment, but it's actually a great honour to be selected.

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