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Daily reaffirms ‘Festival newspaper’ status with coverage boost

A daily newspaper has reaffirmed its status as “the Festival newspaper” after announcing a boost to its coverage.

The Scotsman has pledged further coverage of this year’s Edinburgh Festival with a weekly 12-page supplement every Saturday for the next month.

The Edinburgh-based title will also provide daily reviews and news stories throughout the week.

Last year’s event was largely wiped out due to coronavirus restrictions, as covered by The Scotsman at the time, pictured below.

Scotsman Festival

In a piece revealing The Scotsman’s coverage this year, arts editor Roger Cox wrote: “The Scotsman has covered the Edinburgh Festivals every year since they began in 1947, and in a typical August we publish hundreds of reviews, as well as interviews, features and news stories.

“Even in 2020, with events mostly forced to take place online due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Scotsman remained true to its remit as ‘the Festival newspaper’, providing comprehensive coverage of what remained of the International Festival, the Fringe, the Book Festival and the Art Festival in a series of weekly supplements and online.

“This year, with more live events made possible by the easing of coronavirus restrictions, we are increasing our coverage accordingly.”

The first weekly supplement was published in Saturday’s edition.

Roger added: “Additionally, in Scotland on Sunday, we will be running an eight-page supplement every week from 1-29 August inclusive.

“And, of course, there will be even more news and reviews from our unrivalled team of writers on

“We hope you’ll join us, either in print or online, as we welcome the festivals back to the festival city.”