New winter events on way for city

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New events and attractions will be held as part of this year’s winter festivities in the Capital.

A £200,000 contract to run the events has been won by Durham-based events producer, Nicki Gott, whose company has over seen the celebrations for the past five years.

Old favourites such as the German Market, funfair and Edinburgh Wheel will remain.

Ms Gott said her team’s success was due to hosting events in other parts of the city centre rather than basing them all in Princes Street.

But Ms Gott, whose She’s Gott It! company has a base in Edinburgh, added the idea to host events in other areas of the city centre was not influenced by the disruption caused by the tram works.

She said: “The programme won’t be unveiled until later this year but my staff and I have been travelling to places such as Dubai, Prague, Frankfurt and Innsburck to see what’s out there.”