34 news stories available.
28 June 2023
Independent research published today (28 June 2023) confirms the huge contribution that Edinburgh’s Festivals make to the economic vitality of Edinburgh and Scotland.
16 May 2023
Created in 2018 as a legacy of the festivals' 70th anniversary year in 2017, this five-year programme aims to support the festivals' strategic development across three primary areas of work
22 April 2023
Established in 2007 by the Scottish Government, the Festivals Expo Fund's aim is to build innovation across the festivals and maximise national and international opportunities for the artists contributing to the festivals.
3 April 2023
The results of an independent evaluation report on the Enhancing Digital Capabilities programme which provided £1m from the UK Government to enable the 11 Edinburgh Festivals to invest in their digital capabilities.
7 February 2023
Appearing before the Local Government, Housing & Planning Committee, the Edinburgh Festivals call for the Scottish Parliament & Scottish Government to look again at the inclusion of residents’ personal primary homes in planned short terms lets legislation
1 July 2022
Today, for the first time in their long history, the Edinburgh Festivals have come together with their stakeholders on the Edinburgh Festivals Forum to launch a joint Vision for the future.
8 February 2022
Scotland’s major festivals are to benefit from a share of the Scottish Government’s £2m Festivals Expo Fund, including Edinburgh’s international, book, film and fringe festivals as well as Glasgow International Festival and Celtic Connections.
13 October 2021
The Edinburgh Festivals have announced plans for how they will respond to the climate emergency and help Edinburgh achieve its goal of reducing carbon emissions to net zero by 2030.
24 August 2021
Edinburgh can be a ‘beacon of creative and intellectual excellence’ for the world as it recovers from the impact of Covid-19, according to the draft ‘Vision for a Sustainable Festival City 2030’.
18 June 2021
In an unprecedented step, the 11 major Edinburgh Festivals have today issued an urgent call for the Scottish Government to address anomalies at the heart of their Covid-19 social distancing legislation to permit parity with hospitality and sport.
15 October 2020
Open Letter to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport calling for a Government-backed insurance scheme for major festivals and events.
30 March 2020
Locals attended the Edinburgh Festivals in record numbers during 2019, according to the release of festival information [see attached below] which debunks the myth that the festivals are only for tourists.