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The Edinburgh Book Festival has bowed to the eco mob

1 June 2024

1:26 AM

1 June 2024

1:26 AM

This week, the Edinburgh Book Festival has joined the Hay Literary Festival in abandoning its sponsorship deal with the investment group Baillie Gifford, due to the firm’s investments in the oil industry and its supposed links to the war in Gaza.

The decision to ditch Baillie Gifford comes after a campaign by Fossil Free Books, whose leading organisers include the ‘anarchist gardener’ Ellen Miles.

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