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Finance and Resources Committee meets today

Convention Edinburgh in the running for an award

Warburton Gallery cafe reopens today

Film Quiz at the Cameo

Summer Camp Jobs in the USA


The Finance and Resources Committee meets this morning with a very long agenda before it. The major item on the agenda is the reorganisation of the council departments which the Finance Convener explained to The Edinburgh Reporter last week is central to balancing the budget in the latter part of the administration’s term in office. 

Listen to what Councillor Alasdair Rankin had to say here:


Hot news for a cold day: the warm and welcoming Warburton Gallery café, run by Stag Espresso, re-opens today after their festive break, catering for all your coffee, tea, soup and home-baking needs.

CAFE OPEN: 10.30 – 5.30pm, 7 days a week. 

Also, a date for your diary later today when artist Paul Martin will be leading a free informal tour of the Edgelands exhibition at 10.30am in the Warburton Gallery. All welcome.


Convention Edinburgh, the business tourism arm of Marketing Edinburgh, has been named as a finalist in one of the UK’s biggest tourism industry awards.  

Shortlisted in the category of Best UK Convention Bureau in the Meeting and Incentive Travel (M&IT) Awards, Convention Edinburgh will battle it out with Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, Liverpool Convention Bureau, London & Partners and NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau.

Recognising excellence in the various sectors of the conference and event market, nominees for the 19 M&IT Award categories were voted for by the readers of M&IT Magazine.  

Already celebrating a strong performance this financial year, Convention Edinburgh and its members worked together to secure over 124 new bid wins in the last 12 months. This is expected to bring more than 63,000 delegates to Edinburgh and generate over an estimated £95m to the local economy.

Lesley Williams, head of business tourism at Marketing Edinburgh said: “The fact our nomination is the direct result of our clients taking the time to vote for us, is incredibly rewarding in itself. In the last three years since Marketing Edinburgh was created, our business tourism team has worked incredibly hard to promote Edinburgh as a world leading conference destination. 

“Results are speaking for themselves, were are hosting more delegates and winning more conference bids than ever before. With its award-winning venues, amazing food and drink and an inspirational setting, Edinburgh continues to punch above its weight in the competitive international conference market.”

All will be revealed on Tuesday 3 March at the glittering M&IT Award ceremony in London. 





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