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Did you know that the Edinburgh Festival is the third-largest event in the world? Edinburgh's population literary doubles in size to over one million people every August.
This year has seen even more creatives joining the Edinburgh Book Festival, Fringe Festival, Arts Festival, Mela and much more.
It can be an overwhelming time of year trying to figure out what you are going to see from the ever-expanding programmes but also getting from one venue to the next can have its difficulties too!
As the festivals come to a close, time to take a look back over this year's highlights.
The Festival parade took place on the 19th of July this year with a great array of dancers, puppeteers, circus performers and musicians. It is a spectacular event to watch! The many acts gather at the top of The Mound and make their way down and along Princes Street. The crowds gather early to get a good spot. Definitely, an event to put in the diary for next year!
This year I was pleased to be able to attend the Assembly Gala Launch again. As it's a great way to see some of the up-and-coming acts performing during the festival. Held in the Assembly Hall at the top of The Mound in the heart of Edinburgh. Hosted this year by the Irish Comedian Jason Byrne. What a great night's performance by acts including Pan, PJ Men, Rozy, Seven Fingers, Miss Behave and more!