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Taste of Edinburgh food festival forced to find a new home

posted 29 Jan 2009, 06:46 by myEdinburgh Admin   [ updated 29 Jan 2009, 07:14 ]
One of Edinburgh's flagship new festivals is being forced to move location after just two years amid fears a beauty spot is being damaged by playing host to too many events.

Taste of Edinburgh is having to move out of the city centre, from the Meadows, to Inverleith Park, despite being heralded a major success since its launch in 2007.

The four-day event, which is televised by Channel Four, attracted crowds of about 25,000 to the Meadows to sample taster dishes by restaurants in the capital and also to watch some of the UK's leading chefs in action.

But the festival is among those blamed for extensive damage done to the Meadows over the past couple of years.

Full story from Edinburgh Evening News