StB – Edinburgh festivals and Fringe

Edinburgh Festivals Scotland the Brief
Written by Tonie McKay

There are 12 festivals that are held every year in Edinburgh. These include,

Edinburgh Art Festival (on going)

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (on going)

Edinburgh Fringe Festival (on going)

Edinburgh International Festival (on going)

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Scottish international Story Telling Festival

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

Edinburgh International Science Festival

Edinburgh International Children’s Festival

Edinburgh International Film Festival

Edinburgh International Jazz & Blues Festival

Every year, more than 3,000 events are organised with 25,000 performers attracting attendees from 70 countries across the world. These festivals generated £313m to the Scottish economy in 2015, a 24% increase from 2010 according to a study published by Edinburgh Festival City (

About the author

Tonie McKay

Tonie is Business for Scotland's Policy Research Executive, and is an EU national who has chosen to make her home in Scotland, originally from Stockholm.

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