"Then someone had an idea... No words can do this interior justice. It banishes gloom and defies mediocrity. It is all song and sunshine. The whole place cries out to be made use of and enjoyed. It proves that there is life in old Edinburgh yet. And it is a standing reproach to all those who believe that the right thing to do with an old building is to return it to what it is supposed to have looked like one, two, three or half a dozen hundred years ago. That is dead hand of conservation. This is life". Prof A J Youngson, former Chairman of the Royal Fine Art Commission for Scotland
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The Edinburgh International Festival
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