The Edinburgh Briefing podcast: Listen to how the Capital's Christmas Market scandal unravelled

The handling of the Christmas Market is the main theme of this week's podcast
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What went on between events company Underbelly and Edinburgh City Council in the run-up to the Christmas market and Hogmanay fiasco?

After breaking the story of heated exchanges between Underbelly and the council in a tranche of emails released under Freedom of Information laws, host Conor Matchett is joined by The Scotsman's arts correspondent Brian Ferguson to discuss the so-called 'Christmas files'.

The Christmas Market was subject to scandal over the winterThe Christmas Market was subject to scandal over the winter
The Christmas Market was subject to scandal over the winter
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Emails obtained by the Evening News were published this week with revelations including threats from Underbelly bosses of the cancellation of the Christmas Market, secret safety fears, and moves to avoid reputation damage by the city's planning chief.

The podcast looks at the history of the debacle and examines who should have known what, when, and what will happen next to the city's most popular Christmas festival.

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Charlie Wood (right) threatened the council with the cancellation of the market three times last yearCharlie Wood (right) threatened the council with the cancellation of the market three times last year
Charlie Wood (right) threatened the council with the cancellation of the market three times last year
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