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Wednesday 25th of November 2015
A huge new tourism campaign is coming to Edinburgh and Edinburgh International Airport will play a key role in the event. The campaign is planned to bring even more visitors to the city as it is the first ever year of Architecture and Design in Scotland.
There will be over 420 events throughout 2016 celebrating architecture and design in Edinburgh and across Scotland in this government-backed initiative. The initiative made possible with £800,000 funding is designed to show off the finest assets of Scotland as well as architectural and design hidden gems. There will be a dedicated Festival of Architecture running from spring until the autumn of next year and Edinburgh Airport will play host to the event, Local Heroes: Contemporary Scottish Design at Edinburgh Airport.
Local Heroes: Contemporary Scottish Design at Edinburgh Airport, plans to feature a pop-up exhibition area, a shop and an event hub which will showcase the country’s finest contemporary designers and makers. It will be the first example many visitors to Scotland will see of the new initiative and give them a taste of what’s to come in the rest of the city.
Speaking on behalf of Edinburgh Airport, Chief Executive Gordon Dewar described the initiative as an ‘exciting showcase’ and a chance to ‘promote Scotland’s contemporary designers and makers nationally and internationally’ and with the pop-up event at the airport it’s definitely true that many travellers who may not have had any clue about the Year of Architecture may spot what’s on and get involved, finding out more about what Edinburgh and the rest of Scotland has to offer.