Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick MSP welcomes delegates to the Edinburgh International Culture Summit being held at the Scottish Parliament.
The National Youth Choir of Scotland Girls Choir performing in the Debating Chamber.
Liz Lochhead, Scots Makar and playwright, performs A Man's a Man for a' That by Robert Burns.
Amir Nizar Zuabi is one of the leading theatre directors in the Middle East.
Ed Vaizey MP, Minister for Culture, Communications and the Creative Industries in the UK Government speaking at the opening ceremony.
Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the European Commission for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth.
Tanzanian delegates at the summit.
The Debating Chamber of the Scottish Parliament hosts the opening ceremony of the Edinburgh International Culture Summit.
Fiona Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs in the Scottish Government.
Haris Pasovic, artistic leader of the East-West Centre in Sarajevo and Professor of Theatre and Film Directing at the Performing Arts Academy, also in Sarajevo.