The BBC New Online has an article about Druids again about
to celebrate the Summer Solstice at Stonehenge:
Excerpts are included.
The entire article should be read for accuracy and completeness.
Lowell & Nancy McFarland <[log in to unmask]>
BBC News Online
Tuesday, April 14, 1998 Published at 13:50 GMT 14:50 UK
Druids set for Stonehenge solstice
Druids could be allowed back to Stonehenge after a decade
Druids may be allowed to return to Stonehenge for the summer
solstice this year for the first time since they were banned in 1988.
Small numbers of the ancient order have been let into the site of
Britain's most famous standing stones for the winter solstice and the
autumn and spring equinoxes in the past year.
They were banished a decade ago after a travellers' festival got out
The Arch-Druid of Stonehenge and Glastonbury, Rollo Maughfling,
welcomed the chance of being allowed in again, even if it was
under tight control.
The Assistant Chief Constable of Wiltshire Police, Alastair
McWhirter, said the plan had grown out of a long process of
building up trust with the Druids.
But the High Priest of British White Witches, Kevin Carlyon, said
concessions to Druids would irritate other pagans.
"Everyone is very distressed that the Druids may be the only group
allowed to go onto the site.
"If Stonehenge is to be open to one group it should be open to all."