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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5O-00330: Ben Macpherson (Edinburgh Northern and Leith)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 2 November 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to mark the 70th anniversary of the Edinburgh festivals.

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop 10 November 2016

Enhancement of the Expo Fund for the Edinburgh Festivals is a Scottish Government manifesto commitment. The Scottish Draft Budget 2017-18 will be published on 15 December. Decisions on specific budget allocations will not be available before that date.

The Scottish Government and the Edinburgh International Festival are presenting an event in Scotland House, Brussels on Wednesday
23 November 2016 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the EIF in 2017. There will be an exhibition on the photographic history of 70 years of the Edinburgh International Festival and the Director of the EIF, Fergus Linehan, will give a talk on Entrances and Exits - what next for Europe's Festivals?