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Edinburgh: The city for 24‑hour party people

posted 10 Apr 2010, 18:03 by David Rintoul   [ updated 10 Apr 2010, 18:25 ]

Insomniacs will be delighted. An all-night arts festival is being planned for Scotland as part of a cultural phenomenon that has swept around some of the world's great cities.

Talks are underway over the staging of the first Nuit Blanche – or White Night – festival in Edinburgh next spring. It follows major successes in transforming public buildings after dark in Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Amsterdam, Toronto and St Petersburg.

Some of the best-known landmarks in Edinburgh – including the Castle and St Giles Cathedral – are set to be involved in a move that will enhance the capital's reputation as a festival city.