EDINBURGH’S iconic pantomime figure, Grant Stott, has teamed up with Marie Curie to kick off the annual search for the city’s brainiest business. The popular River City actor, amidst panto rehearsals at the Festival Theatre, announced details of the much-anticipated Edinburgh Brain Game, scheduled for Tuesday, 23 May 2024, at Prestonfield House.
The annual black-tie quiz has become a cornerstone event, challenging businesses from across the capital to showcase their knowledge while raising crucial funds for end-of-life care and support for individuals grappling with terminal illness and their families.
The previous edition of the Brain Game, held this year, generated nearly £80,000 for the charity, with the Voodoo Rooms clinching the top prize after a series of mind-bending questions spanning sports, current affairs, TV & film, and music. Grant Stott is set to elevate the event’s stature as the host and quizmaster for the upcoming edition, promising an evening of entertainment and intellectual stimulation.
Expressing his enthusiasm for the role, Stott said, “I’m delighted to be taking on the role of host and quizmaster at next year’s Edinburgh Brain Game. Marie Curie provides phenomenal work not just in Edinburgh but right across Scotland, and I’m thrilled to be showing my support for them in this way.”
Acknowledging the competitive nature of the quiz, Stott hinted at adding a touch of panto villain mischief to keep participants on their toes. The Brain Game, now in its third year, has drawn prominent personalities from various fields, including actor Greg McHugh, BBC presenter Laura Miller, and celebrity chef Tony Singh MBE.
Catherine Maclean, Special Events Manager at Marie Curie, praised the overwhelming support from the Edinburgh business community. She emphasised the significance of the Brain Game, blending fun, entertainment, networking, and quizzing—a recipe for a remarkable night. Maclean urged businesses across Edinburgh to participate and contribute to making the Brain Game the most successful edition yet.
Businesses interested in joining the quiz and reserving a table can register at Marie Curie’s website. For more information about Marie Curie’s nursing and hospice care in Edinburgh and beyond, visit www.mariecurie.org.uk.