‘Brave’ premiere in Edinburgh

First Minister Alex Salmond has announced that the much anticipated Disney-Pixar animated film Brave, will receive a premiere on the closing night of the 66th Edinburgh International Film Festival.

The film is set in mythical Scotland and features some of the UK’s best-loved stars.

The red carpet will be rolled out at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre for a host of stars and filmmakers on June 30 when the animated tale of a brave Scottish heroine is unveiled.

Mr Salmond said: “This will present us with an immense opportunity when Scotland will be centre stage in the film with all the tourism and business opportunities this will bring. I fully expect that as the film launches across the world, so will awareness of Scotland increase.”

The premiere will provide a finale for the Edinburgh International Film Festival as it plays and will set the scene for the UK launch of the movie in August.