As we welcome spring, Edinburgh prepares itself for what is set to be a very big year for Scotland. So far, it's also been another big year for us. It's only March and yet we have held some spectacular events which have really set the tone for the rest of the year.

In this edition's cover feature we turn our attention to roadshows and how in our space you can create a truly magnificent event.

As we enter festival season tickets are already on sale for Festival Fringe events at Venue 150@EICC. One of the year's earliest festivals, the Edinburgh International Science Festival, starts on 05 April. You can read more about some of the fantastic events taking place during this diverse and inspiring festival in our Hidden Gems feature.

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Hans H Rissmann OBE
Responsible for EICC