February 21, 2009 § Leave a comment

I’ve just applied to my first festival for this film, the Edinburgh International Film Festival. It’s very reassuring, in a world where film festivals crop up like toadstools after a rain, to submit to one that has been in operation since 1947.  I have some history with the city, not only having visited but having a grandparent (my paternal grandfather, who died when my father was a young boy) who was  Edinburgh born and bred.

Scots are unmoved by tourists who come to Scotland for ancestral reasons; they think it’s silly. I understand, being generally unsentimental, yet I always feel a bit of ethnic pride when I’m north of the border. I hope I have an excuse to go to Scotland this summer.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

What’s this?

You are currently reading Edinburgh at Under the Hollywood Sign.


%d bloggers like this: