MP welcomes return of Edinburgh Festival Fringe later this year

Edinburgh West MP, Christine Jardine has welcomed the news that the Edinburgh Festival Fringe will return later this year.

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The Edinburgh Fringe shop remained closed last year. Pic Lisa Ferguson 11/08/2020.

The festival has been given the go ahead to return by organisers and is scheduled to run from August 6-30.

Ms Jardine (Lib Dem) said: “This is fantastic news for Edinburgh. The return of the fringe will provide a much needed boost for everyone in the city after many tough months of living under restrictions.

“We all know the importance of the Fringe to businesses and jobs so it is such a relief that the festival will take place this year.

“It is now up to the Scottish Government to issue clear guidance so that organisers and businesses can properly plan for August.”