2014 Supporters

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The core investment that the Edinburgh International Festival receives from the City of Edinburgh Council and Creative Scotland plays a critical role in ensuring our stability and success.

Crucial support from other public sector bodies, charitable funds, the corporate sector, international partners and agencies, trusts and foundations and our individual benefactors, patrons and friends is also vitally important in enabling us to maintain the Festival's scale and quality. We are grateful to all these organisations and individuals, who make the Festival possible.


Edinburgh City Council  Creative Scotland 

Project Grants

Culture 2014 logo  


Scottish Government 

Funded by City of Edinburgh Council logo

Creative Scotland Lottery Funded logo


Principal Supporters

Dunard Fund
Léan Scully EIF Fund

Festival Partners

Automotive Partner

Arnold Clark


Opening Concert

Baillie Gifford


Document Solutions

Capital Document Solutions


City Dressing Partner

DPI Print logo

Festival Partner

Excel Consultancy logo

Official Retail Partner


Hotel Partner

Macdonal Holyrood Hotel

Hosting & Network 
Services Partner



Website Partner

Realise logo

Digital Media Partner

Sinfini Music logo

University Partner

The University of Edinburgh

Fireworks Concert 

Virgin Money

Hotel Partner

Waldorf Astoria - The Caledonian logo

Official Catering Partner

appetite Direct logo

Production Sponsors

Arts & Business logo


Arup logo


BBC Music Magazine logo 


Classic FM


FNZ logo


Quilter Cheviot logo


Turcan Connell logo

Principal Donors
American Friends of the Edinburgh International Festival
The Director’s Circle
Edinburgh International Festival Benefactors
Edinburgh International Festival Endowment Fund
Edinburgh International Festival Friends and Patrons

Corporate Friends
Bank of Scotland
Maclay Murray & Spens LLP
Shell U.K. Limited
Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa
Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian

Corporate Associates

A.G. Barr p.l.c.
Alba Water
Champagne Taittinger
Appetite Direct
Cullen Property
Dimensions (Scotland) Ltd
The Glasshouse, Autograph Collection Hotels
Hotel du Vin & Bistro, Edinburgh
Kyloe Restaurant & Grill
Omni Centre Edinburgh
Royal Society of Edinburgh
Scottish Beverage Services
Springbank Distillers Ltd
Villa Maria

International Partners and

Australia Council for the Arts
Australian High Commission, London British Council
Austrian Cultural Forum
Canadian High Commission to the United Kingdom
Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Edinburgh
Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Edinburgh
Consulate General of Spain
Consulate of the Kingdom of The Netherlands, Edinburgh
Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa
Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland
Department of Arts and Culture, South Africa
The Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands, London
The Embassy of the United States of America, London
The Government of Flanders
Institut français d’Ecosse
The Italian Cultural Institute, Edinburgh
Italian Embassy in London
The Ministry of Culture, Taiwan
The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italy
Québec Government Office, London
Royal Norwegian Consulate General in Edinburgh
Taipei Representative Office in the UK
Taipei Representative Office in the UK, Edinburgh Office
The United States Consulate General, Edinburgh

Trusts and Foundations

The Bacher Trust
The Binks Trust
Cruden Foundation Limited
The Peter Diamand Trust
The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust
The Evelyn Drysdale Charitable Trust
Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust
The Inches Carr Trust
Eda, Lady Jardine Charitable Trust
The Misses Barrie Charitable Trust
The Morton Charitable Trust
The Nancie Massey Charitable Trust
The Negaunee Foundation
The Pirie Rankin Charitable Trust
Risk Charitable Fund
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
The Russell Trust
The Stevenston Charitable Trust
The Sym Charitable Trust


Benefactors and Patrons
Thank you to the following individuals for their support of Festival 2014.

Vincent George Gale MRCVS
Miss Sybil Laurie McKillop
Christina Clark Young
Mrs Muriel Simpson

James and Morag Anderson
Geoff and Mary Ball
Ewan and Christine Brown
Roxane Clayton
Joscelyn Fox
Gavin and Kate Gemmell
Frank Hitchman
Niall and Carol Lothian
Donald and Louise MacDonald
Anne McFarlane
David McLellan
Jean and Roger Miller
Mairi Rankin
Michael Shipley and Philip Rudge
Keith and Andrea Skeoch
Jim and Isobel Stretton
Andrew and Becky Swanston
John-Paul and Joanna Temperley
Susie Thomson
Claire and Mark Urquhart
Mr Hedley G Wright
Zachs-Adam Family

Platinum Reserve

J Attias
Richard Burns
Jo and Alison Elliot
Bridget and John Mackaskill
Aileen and Stephen Nesbitt

Platinum Supporter

Roger and Angela Allen
William and Elizabeth Berry
Neil and Karin Bowman
Katie Bradford
Carola Bronte-Stewart
Chris Carter and Stuart Donachie
The Rt Hon Lord Clarke
Lord and Lady Coulsfield
Tom and Alison Cunningham
Sue and Andy Doig
Claire Enders
Mr and Mrs Ted W Frison
Gillian Gaines
Celia F Goodhew
Raymond and Anita Green
George and Ann Gwilt
David and Judith Halkerston
Kenneth Harrold
Shields and Carol Henderson
André and Rosalie Hoffmann
J Douglas Home
Dr Jean Horton
Peter Horvath and Barnett Serchuk
Sir Brian and Lady Ivory
Alan M Johnston
Fred and Ann Johnston
Paul and Christine Jones
Mr and Mrs Roddy Jones
Prof Ludmilla Jordanova
David and Brenda Lamb
Tari and Brian Lang
Norman and Christine Lessels
Alan Macfarlane
Chris and Gill Masters
Duncan and Una McGhie
David Milne and Liz Sharpe
Patricia and Alex Neish
Nick and Julie Parker
Tanya and David Parker
Lady Potter AC
Donald and Brenda Rennie
Sir Duncan Rice and Lady Rice
Mr Andrew and Mrs Carolyn Richmond
George Ritchie
Ross Roberts
Fiona and Ian Russell
Charles Smith
Robin and Sheila Wight
Mark and Ulrike Wilson
Ruth Woodburn
Neil and Philippa Woodcock
Mrs Irené M Young

And others who prefer to remain anonymous

Event Supporters
National Union of Journalists Scotland and Edinburgh Branches
University and College Union Scotland
Musicians Union Scotland and Northern Ireland
Educational Institute of Scotland Edinburgh Branch and EIS – University Lecturer’s Association
Unison – Lothian Health and City of Edinburgh Branches
Unite Edinburgh Not For Profit Branch
Edinburgh Trades Union Council