Sunset at Fa'side Castle East lothian summer solstice

An Fheill Sheathan, Midsummer, Johnsmass, summer solstice

Midsummer, the summer solstice, St Johns mass (the birth of St. John the Baptist), all these names recall a festival that is at counterpoint to Yul or Jul. Like the Winter solstice feast the summer solstice, though not ignored by the Gaels and other Celtic people were of much less importance to them than other…