Made in Scotland 2013
19 May 2013
Reporter: Sandra Giorgetti
Made in Scotland is part of Edinburgh's Fringe Festival dedicated to supporting contemporary work from the area whether from established or emerging practitioners.
This year's event, the fifth, has added music to the programme with twenty music events as well as fourteen theatre and dance productions all chosen by experts.
In launching the programme, Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop, said: “Made in Scotland's strong reach and appeal has been proven by the international success of many of the acts showcased over the last four years.
"The Edinburgh festivals contribute more than £250m in additional tourism revenue to Scotland’s economy. Investing in initiatives such as ‘Made in Scotland’ not only makes economic sense but gives Scottish performers the opportunity to promote our country’s rich culture, heritage and distinct identity on a world stage."
Made in Scotland is partnership between the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, the Federation of Scottish Theatre and Creative Scotland and receives funding from the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund.
For further information on Made in Scotland visit www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com. For further information on and the programme for the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe (available from 30 May) visit www.edfringe.com.