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Why there is no better feeling than arriving in Edinburgh for Festival Fringe

As a much younger man I came here to perform with my local theatre group. Whilst 'Murder in the Red Barn' might not have inspired the critics, being a small part of the world's largest arts festival left me with a lasting appreciation of just how special this event is. 

Today I'm back as culture secretary and delighted to see Scotland's creative industries recovering so strongly from the pandemic. 

That's a direct result of support from the UK Government, with our Culture Recovery Fund giving Scottish culture an extra £97 million boost that has been vital for the survival of theatres, music venues, cinemas and art galleries. 

We also helped the Edinburgh Festivals specifically, with a £1m investment to improve their digital offer, so they could take place virtually during the pandemic and better showcase artists and events all over the world. 

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Source - The Scotsman