Mills: Many Plans For Edinburgh Festival

Jonathan Mills defends his appointment as the new director of the Edinburgh festival. “Without going into detail, he suggested expanding the festival into areas in which his predecessor Sir Brian McMaster had not been interested. There was scope, for instance, to do more work in the visual arts, he said, also hinting that he would like to encourage younger people to get involved. ‘There’s not going to be a revolution. I’m not going to do anything drastic, but there will be changes, gentle, gradual and subtle ones. Like every other organisation the festival has to evolve if it is to remain relevant’.”