The research reports - The Network Effect and Ten Years of Expo - were commissioned to follow on from the Edinburgh Festivals 2015 Impact Study through examining the cultural impact of the festivals in more depth. While ‘The Network Effect’ reveals the significant contribution of the Festivals to Scotland’s cultural and events landscape in one given year [2016-17], ‘Ten Years of Expo’ reveals for the first time the crucial catalytic role of the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund in increasing funding for Scottish artists, encouraging creative collaborations and maintaining the Festivals' global competitive edge.
Edinburgh by Numbers is a collection of statistics on Edinburgh and how it compares to other UK cities in terms of People, Work, Economy, Tourism, Education, Environment, Property, Travel and Connectivity.
This report explores how we can work transparently and accountably with partners (to include festivals, businesses, residents, police, relevant functions and ALEOs of the council) to improve the visitor and resident experience and address the challenges to ensure that the city can offer a positive experience for visitors and residents.
This report provides an initial ‘score card’ assessment of summer experience of our Festival City at peak times, for residents and visitors. The purpose of a score card is to support the Council and key partners in working together to deliver a vibrant, sustainable, and liveable city during periods of concentrated visitor presence. This report was presented in tandem with the Tourism in Edinburgh report, at the same Committee meeting.