Irvine Welsh, the Edinburgh born novelist, playwright, storyteller and screenwriter is Patron of Screen Education Edinburgh.

“As a local who grew up in North Edinburgh, I’m delighted and honoured to be patron of Screen Education Edinburgh. If you come from a disadvantaged area, the world can often seem to conspire against you, constraining your vision to the streets around you and the urgent here and now of simply getting by. Cinema is a wonderful tool in combating that horrible malaise, opening up windows into different worlds, and helping us to understand our own ones better through the broadening of our horizons. The skills you learn through being part of a committed team, working on a task that can create a little bit of magic are transferable to other areas of our life.”

Janet Archer, CEO at Creative Scotland;

“The fact that Irvine Welsh has agreed to be SEE’s patron is great news – a local writer of International repute lending his support will help SEE to build upon the vital work that they do in Edinburgh and the Lothians.”


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