Scottish festival organisers told they may have to rely on crowdfunding in future
Festival and event organisers may have to rely on crowd-funding campaigns and donations from philanthropists to keep running in the face of the public spending squeeze, one of Scotland’s leading industry experts has warned.
Colin Montgomery: Yearning for the gift of Christmas past
I’m just going outside and may be some time. Actually, on second thoughts I’m staying here by the pub hearth and may be some time, as winter has arrived in Edinburgh. That opening salvo was of course the last utterance of ill-fated Antarctic explorer, Lawrence Oates (he of the disastrous Captain Scott expedition). Not that the onset of December has us all chewing the legs off ponies at Gorgie Farm; things aren’t that bad quite yet. But it does signal a distinct change in tone around the city.