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St Andrew's Fair Saturday 2019

09 Oct 2019

The City of Edinburgh Council has joined the Scottish Government in support of St Andrew’s Fair Saturday which is Scotland’s contribution to the Fair Saturday movement. Councillor Amy McNeese-Mechan, Vice Convener of Culture & Communities Committee, is leading the initiative for Edinburgh with the ambition of having all Edinburgh’s cultural providers display their support.   

The Fair Saturday initiative first emerged in Bilbao, Spain in 2017 and aims to positively respond to the commercialism of Black Friday by delivering a festival of arts/cultural each of which makes a contribution to their chosen social cause.  

If you are a cultural provider taking part is easy: by registering any of your existing cultural activity on the Fair Saturday website and displaying the Logo you will be demonstrating your support for this worthy movement.   We would like to encourage all our Cultural partners to do likewise and sign up in support.  Thousands of cultural organisations across the world have now signed up.

Councillor McNeese-Mechan would also like to encourage you to make contact directly with the St Andrew’s Fair Saturday staff to hear more about what the ambition for the movement is.   The contact based currently in Edinburgh is Marina Landabaso / Project Manager UK