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Scottish Government spends nearly half a million on 15-minute Hogmanay drone film

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Scottish Government spends nearly half a million on 15-minute Hogmanay drone film

Nearly half a million pounds of Scottish Government money was ploughed into the creation of a 15-minute 'drone swarm' film commissioned to try to maintain Edinburgh's claim as 'the home of Hogmanay,' according to newly-released figures.

Funding was secured by event producers Underbelly secured backing from three different government funding pots for the Fare Well project, which saw footage of drones superimposed onto iconic backdrops of Edinburgh.

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This is exactly what we don't need in the middle of a Coronavirus pandemic and I'm sure that money could have been spent more wisely, for example on the NHS or even the struggling hospitality industry that Nicola Sturgeon seems so keen to put the boot into at every opportunity.

When you consider that people weren't even able to witness the display live it really is a kick in the teeth. They could have spent a lot less money and had a similar effect with some computer graphics and animation.

Yet another example of of the Scottish Government has lost its way and is out of touch.


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grumpyoldwoman

grumpyoldwoman

Jacob, that's exactly the problem. In an emergency situation there should be leeway to spend money where it's needed, not waste it on vanity projects.
09/01 grumpyoldwoman
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Jacob Right-Smug

Jacob Right-Smug

As the project "secured backing from three different government funding pots for the Fare Well project" there was not an option to spend it on the NHS. Government funding works in such a way that a budget is allocated for X and cannot be spent on Y, it's why all Government funded organisations suddenly start to splash the cash after Christmas, to spend the cash before it's lost at the end of the financial year (in March).
09/01 Jacob Right-Smug
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