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Tommy Sheppard
16 August 2019
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As I write we pass the halfway point on the most sodden Edinburgh festival in many years. And the usual controversies rage. For many locals there’s an increasing feeling that the festival is something done to Edinburgh rather than for it.There are many parts of this city where the balance sheet of festival pros and cons is negative. Now there have always been curmudgeons annoyed by the impossible ...
Tommy Sheppard
15 August 2019
My work for you in Edinburgh East
August is an incredibly busy time in Edinburgh.  The Fringe is starting alongside the International Festival and soon to be joined by the Book Festival. I'm proud to be the MP for the majority of Fringe venues, and for the Fringe Society.  Last month I joined up with Shona McCarthy, Chief Executive of the Fringe for a meeting with the then Secretary of State at DCMS to discuss continued funding. B...
Tommy Sheppard
15 August 2019
My work for you in Edinburgh East
It was absolutely fascinating to be shown round the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation earlier by the director, Ed Craig. Part of Edinburgh University but working very closely with the Scottish Government and other public sector organisations, like councils, there is nothing else quite like it. ECCI also hosts students to ensure they are close to the research and the opportunities to feed into...