Edinburgh’s Christmas and Hogmanay

Something exceptional is happening in Edinburgh and the whole events industry is on trial. Edinburgh’s Christmas and Hogmanay events have put the industry under the spotlight, and the light has reached some very dark places. There is an old tradition in Scotland called first footing. My dad was the perfect “first footer”, tall, dark and […]

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event industry and homelessness

What happens after a hackathon

I’ve had a few event organisers get in touch with me following the post last year about how an organisation can make the most of a hackathon. One of the questions I was asked was “what happens after a hackathon as it seems very different from other types of events?” This is a brilliant question […]

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how big events must consider the locals

The Edinburgh Festival how large events must consider the locals

There are many different things you are taught as an event organiser, but one ever present is that “big is beautiful” There’s scarcely an events organiser who doesn’t want their small event to grow to epic proportions. However sometimes the size of your current event is as big as it needs to be. Events don’t […]

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