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Festival City Volunteers

Edinburgh Festival City Volunteers

Festival City Volunteers

Following a successful pilot in 2017, new funding from Spirit and the Big Lottery Fund Scotland means Edinburgh residents will be able to share their passion for their city and get behind-the-scenes of its diverse and exciting festivals.

The Festival City Volunteers programme began in 2017 to mark 70 years of Edinburgh as a Festival City. Forty participants from all over Edinburgh were involved in welcoming and assisting visitors, gaining certified training and developing confidence, experience and a range of skills. The programme will now expand to 120 volunteers for 2018, with ambitions to grow further in 2019.

Our Festival City Volunteers will play a role in giving visitors from around the world a friendly Edinburgh welcome this August, while developing their own skills and gaining experience. The support of our major funders, Big Lottery Fund Scotland and Spirit of 2012, along with other partners, has been vital in helping us realise our ambition to expand the project this year.

Julia Amour, Director of Festivals Edinburgh


Project spend

1 Year

Project duration