30/07/2013 14:00 BST | Updated 30/07/2013 14:01 BST

The Insiders' Guide To The Edinburgh Fringe


With 2,871 shows by 24,107 performers in 273 venues, the Edinburgh Fringe boasts of being the world's biggest arts festival.

As artists and audiences begin to take over the Scottish capital, Edinburgh regulars talk about the highs and lows of the Fringe.