Wind cancels Edinburgh Foodies Festival

The final day of Edinburgh's biggest food festival has been cancelled due to high winds.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 7th August 2016, 1:34 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 8:13 pm
The Foodies Festival
The Foodies Festival

Bosses at Foodies Festival - the largest of its kind in the UK - were forced to shut the event this morning amid safety fears.

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Traders and customers said they were disappointed at the move, but understood why the decision had been taken.

A supervisor on site said the weather was “monitored through the night” but had to be assessed “on the day”.

A tweet from the organisers read: “We are very sorry to announce that Foodies Festival Edinburgh will not be open today due to high winds and concerns for public safety.”