Campsite concept wins Edinburgh Festivals Ideas Challenge
One of five winners of the Edinburgh Festivals Ideas Challenge was a proposal to create a huge campsite for people visiting the city during festival season.
The competition was held to come up with ways of improving the festival experience for everyone, with the panel seeing value in the idea of potentially setting up a camping area on the city's famous Meadows, reported news.scotsman.com.
Steve Cardownie, deputy leader of Edinburgh City Council, told the news provider that he did not believe the Meadows would be "feasible", but gave hope to people keen to go camping in Scotland during the events by saying that he is keen to explore the possibility of an out-of-town campsite.
Chief executive of the local authority Sue Bruce added: "The Edinburgh Festivals Ideas Challenge was a great idea which has generated even more great ideas. It will be rewarding for the people who thought of these ideas to see some of them put into practice."
Herald Scotland noted that the other four ideas picked out in the competition were: festival flasks with refill discounts; a searchable database of children's shows; a mobile app for reviews; and a listing to show accessibility of different events.
Rohan Gunatillake, lead producer of the Edinburgh Festivals Innovation Lab, said it was "terrific" to see so many people engaging with the competition and discussing options online.