Bullseye as Edinburgh wins award for Archery World Cup Final

Edinburgh's Festivals and Events Champion Councillor Steve Cardownie today welcomed the city's success at this year's Scottish Event Awards.

The Archery World Cup Final hit the target at the Corn Exchange last night, being named Best Sports Event. In doing so, it fought off strong competition from another Edinburgh contender, the World Youth Climbing Championships. Both events took place in 2010 in what was dubbed Edinburgh's 'Super September of Sport'.

Meanwhile, Edinburgh's Hogmanay was up for both the Best Cultural Event and Best Large Festival gongs, while Edinburgh's Christmas narrowly missed out on the Best Large Event category.

Councillor Cardownie said: "To be in the running for five major industry awards is a remarkable achievement in itself and all credit must go to everyone involved in making these events so resoundingly successful, not least the Council's highly committed sports and events teams. Biggest congratulations to all those behind the Archery World Cup Final, they should be very proud of their Best Sports Event gong. This Administration will do everything to continue with its efforts to attract top class Cultural and Sporting events to the City and this is a lasting reward for our efforts."

Tickets are already on sale for this year's Edinburgh's Hogmanay, which will be headlined by Scottish Indie legends Primal Scream. The band will use the New Year's Eve music and fireworks spectacular as the backdrop for their last ever 'in full' performance of their 1991 album Screamadelica.

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