Le Haggis set to take over George Square Gardens during Food Festival

By lee medd

Here at medd.rocks we are getting really excited about Le Haggis, the amazing cabaret show that was born right here in Dumfries.

Good friends of ours Jo Blain, Tom & Lynn Cuddihy, Robbie Huxtable, Grant Dinwoodie and Cpt. Jack Finlay are taking the show up to this years Edinburgh Fringe Festival and they are doing some previews during the Edinburgh Food Festival.

Setting the taste buds of festivalgoer’s alight, the Edinburgh Food Festival will officially launch in Assembly’s George Square Gardens and is open for business August 1st & August 2nd, midday until midnight.

The gardens will be bustling with top quality Street Food and local food producers are showcasing Scotland’s natural larder to both locals and visitors alike. The festival offers revellers the chance to engage with producers and sample extraordinary Street Food.

The brand new food festival, which is in its first year, is supported by EventScotland, VisitScotland and Scotland Food& Drink as part of the Year of Food and Drink Scotland 2015.

Sharon Burgess, Managing Director of Assembly Festival Ltd said:

“We are so excited to be working with some of Scotland’s finest producers and most celebrated businesses. We pride ourselves on the quality of our offering and this is a great way to spotlight how the industry is evolving. To support this, industry professionals are hosting talks and debates and a special programme of entertainment is on offer. What better place to host a food festival than Edinburgh!”

Alanda Black, Events & Marketing Director for Alanda’s Scottish Seafood Grill said:

“We are proud to be a part of this new and exciting festival. We use a selection of Scotland’s finest quality sustainable seafood, all of which is locally sourced. The Edinburgh Food Festival has given us the perfect opportunity to showcase this, while also allowing us to further the seafood knowledge of our visitors.”

As well as the varied food offering, festival-goers can also enjoy free talks and also debates in the iconic Spiegeltent. A ticketed programme of entertainment is on offer including Edinburgh-based comic Hardeep Singh Kohli, cutting edge cabaret show Le Haggis, award winning Scottish fiddler, composer and producer Aidan O’Rourke and the all female four piece folk band, The Poozies.


The food talks and debates are free but booking is required. More information on the festival can be found at www.edfoodfest.com. To keep up to date with the latest news follow @EdFoodFest on Twitter.

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