Aug 25, 2017

Fund will promote Edinburgh festivals' legacy

The City of Edinburgh Council has proposed a new fund to protect the legacy of the city's festivals. The council would invest £1m each year for a period of five years - with match funding from the Scottish government and Edinburgh's Festivals. "Mr McVey said:"Our festivals have been driving Edinburgh's tourism for 70 years. "If we are to sustain our position as the world's festival city and protect their legacy, we need to make a joint commitment towards supporting their future success." "Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop said:"The internationally-renowned Edinburgh festivals attract visitors from across the world every year and make a significant contribution to our economy.

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