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There has been some good news for the many Edinburgh festivals taking place this year, after it was announced public funding for the events had been increased to £3.2m.

A combination of the Scottish government, Edinburgh City Council, Event Scotland and Creative Scotland will help boost the city’s 12 major festivals.

The World Dance Feste, the inaugural World Fringe Congress, a World Jazz Orchestra and the Edinburgh World Writers Conference 2012 are among the events to benefit from the news, which will see the government provide £2.25m of the £3.2m funding.

Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop explained the reasons behind the decision to increase funds. She said: “Edinburgh’s festivals are known all over the world and provide a platform to showcase our rich culture and exceptional creative talent, as well as raise the international profile ofScotland. That is why we are expanding the Expo Fund, increasing our support forEdinburgh’s Festivals to £2.25m”.

This is great news for any of those staying in the wonderful hotels in Edinburgh who might want to experience the legendary events taking place all year throughout the Scottish capital.

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