Increase in legitimate Edinburgh poster sites

September 14, 2010 by  

In what will surely be a boost to companies that offer poster printing near Leith and Edinburgh, the City Council has announced that a pilot scheme to erect giant poster boards in the city around the festival will be continued and rolled out across the area in the coming months. Large poster board sites were put up around Edinburgh during the recent Edinburgh festival and were managed by a private business called City Centre Posters who maintained the sites. It was a scheme to try and combat the large number of fly posted sites that seem to increase around the time of Edinburgh festival by attempting to manage the display.

Now disused buildings and other sites around the city are to be given the same treatment although the festival is over. Local companies will benefit from the new locations to legitimately advertise on with posters and local poster and banner printing companies should benefit from the extra business.

It is hoped that the extension of this scheme will cut down on fly posting in general in the long term. The festival scheme was celebrated by the council as it is estimated that it saved the council thousands of pounds that would have been spent on trying to clear up the city after the festival was over.

Some of the new poster sites that will be created will be used to display private firm advertisements but others will be used to show images of the city and other public information messages.