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Culture vultures to swoop on city for summit

posted 21 Dec 2011, 05:28 by David Rintoul   [ updated 21 Dec 2011, 05:32 ]

Government ministers from across the globe are set to gather in Edinburgh next summer for the first ever International Culture Summit.

The Capital will host the event next August at the height of the festival season.

Ministers of culture from nations attending the London Olympic Games will be welcomed to the inaugural summit on August 13-14 to discuss the role of culture in forging international relationships.

The Scottish Government said the event will allow Scotland – and particularly the Capital – to showcase its creative industries against the backdrop of the festivals.