We’re incredibly pleased to announce that the Fringe has been named Best Festival in the regional Scottish Thistle Awards 2019 / 2020, presented by VisitScotland.

The award – Best Cultural Event or Festival for Lothian and Borders, to give it it’s full title – celebrates recurring events that ‘include, inspire and involve all participants, whether local or visiting and provide a platform for Scotland to show off its greatest features’. 

Brigid Kennedy, the Fringe Society’s Marketing Manager, said: ‘This award is a welcome recognition of all the hard work of thousands of talented people that goes into putting this brilliant festival together.’

Our fellow shortlistees were Burns&Beyond, Lammermuir Festival and the Edinburgh International Festival Opening Event: Five Telegrams.

Having won the regional award, the Fringe is now in the running for the national category, to be announced in March 2020.

Find out more about how the Edinburgh Festival Fringe includes, inspires and involves all participants.

Thumbnail photo: Photographer: David Wilkinson