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Matheson, C. M. & Tinsley, R. (2015). The carnivalesque and event evolution: a study of the Beltane Fire Festival. Leisure Studies. 35(1), 1-27. doi:10.1080/02614367.2014.962591. ISSN 0261-4367
This paper centres on the Beltane Fire Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. The objectives are to: first, identify the stages of the festival’s evolution and their respective char...
Matheson, C. M., Rimmer, R. & Tinsley, R. (2014). Spiritual attitudes and visitor motivations at the Beltane Fire Festival, Edinburgh. Tourism Management. 44, 16-33. doi:10.1016/j.tourman.2014.01.023. ISSN 0261-5177
Outside the peak season for tourism to Edinburgh, Scotland, during the evening of April 30th, visitors attend a festival with ancient Celtic overtones. Frequently, the evening...
Tinsley, R. & Lynch, P. A. (2007). Small Business Networking and Tourism Destination Development: A Comparative Perspective. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. 8, 15-27. doi:10.5367/000000007780007380. ISSN 1465-7503
This paper compares two localities of marked social, cultural and economic difference in relation to small tourism business networking and formalization of tourism destination...
Tinsley, R. & Matheson, C. M. (2014). Layers of passage: the ritual performance and liminal bleed of the Beltane Fire Festival, Edinburgh. In Laing, J. & Frost, W. (Eds.). Rituals and Traditional Events in the Modern World, 141-158. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 9780415707367