The Caledonian Hilton welcomed 1000 Baxterbear’s this week in preparation for a month long Baxterbear’s tea party as part of the Edinburgh Festival. 1000 Baxterbears arrived at the hotel for check-in to the delight of staff members and guests who had the chance to meet the bear and hear a selection of his tales first before his International Festival debut. Baxterbear will be holding readings for all ages of his famous bear memoirs from 2pm until 3pm daily at the Caledonian Hilton in August as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Venue 325. Based on the real-life story of Baxterbear’s adventures since his beginnings in 1928 the series of short stories charts his narrow-escape as co-pilot of an RAF Hurricane, helping the army by flying photo reconnaissance missions during WWII, through to modern day tales including taking afternoon tea at the Caledonian Hilton. Readings will be from a selection of stories including ‘Whatsoever you may do. Do’, the story of Baxterbear’s injuries and his rescue from Burma by the Ghurkas.