Hosted at the Scottish Parliament for the eighth year running, the festival is known for its thought-provoking events. It features an insight into the inspiration of George Wyllie, a play about two opposing football fans locked up in a cell for the night and a debate on talented young people.
The festival today will focus on sectarianism. This morning academics, community leaders and policy-makers will take part in Scottish-Irish Conversations on Sectarianism. Later, Des Dillon’s award-winning comedy Singing I’m no a Billy he’s a Tim will be staged.
The Festival runs from today until August 25.