Edinburgh festivals will not take place in August

PHOTOGRAPH FREE TO USE FOR FIRST USE.Edinburgh street artists perform in Edinburgh on the last weekend of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2009. This year saw a record number of acts perform representing the best dance, theatre and comedy.

The Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh International Festival and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo will not be taking place in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

This is the first time in 70 years that the annual festivals will not be taking place.

The festivals attract around 4.4 million people to Edinburgh every summer.