Edinburgh Festivals Past: 1954 to 1969

Take a quick tour through the Edinburgh Festivals with a virtual look back at years gone by through footage from the National Library of Scotland's Moving Image Archive!

Edinburgh Festivals Past: 1954 to 1969

About Edinburgh Festivals Past: 1954 to 1969

On the eve of what would have been the 2020 Edinburgh International Festival, we take you on a quick tour through Edinburgh Festivals of the past from the collections of Scotland’s Moving Image Archive.

Look out for glimpses of Fonteyn, Menuhin, Dietrich, Burton and Bloom – there’s opera, theatre, art and classical music – mid-century graphics, Mounties, the Military Tattoo and hippies dancing in the street – a selection of clips that capture both the mayhem and tranquillity of this great showcase for the arts.

Hosted by the National Library of Scotland.

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