Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland previously hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in 1972. The event took place in the Usher Hall which is also the setting for the 2018 edition of Eurovision Young Musicians.
Edinburgh is located in Lothian, on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth. Recognised as the Scottish capital since the 15th century, the city is the seat of the Scottish Government, Scottish Parliament and the supreme courts of Scotland.
One of the most famous landmarks and tourist attractions in the city is Edinburgh Castle which is built on the remains of an extinct volcano. Edinburgh is the second most populous city in Scotland and the seventh in the United Kingdom. Edinburgh's Old Town and New Town are together listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The 2018 edition of Eurovision Young Muscians will be hosted by the BBC as a highlight of the prestigious Edinburgh International Festival.
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