Thursday, 11 November 2010

Festivals flourishing in Edinburgh

Courtesy of Mariuz Piatowski
There has been some debate about the number of tickets sold at the various festivals in Edinburgh this year.

Here is another report indicating a broad increase in the numbers of tickets sold and, especially for the free performances, a rise in attendance.   The estimated increase for free performances was 16%.

As I suggested in August, we need to pedestrianise more areas at peak festival times to provide more space for the crowds - which are helping to keep Edinburgh afloat in what are still difficult times.

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