Edinburg Military Tattoo

Edinburg Military Tattoo, Scotland

 

This evening, I am posting a selection of images taken at my recent visit to Scotland’s famous Military Tattoo at Edinburgh.

Apparently, the term ‘tattoo’ is derived from ‘turn off the taps’ which was used when army camps in days past were vacated prior to action or a campaign,

In reality, the modern Tattoo comprises about 1 hr 45 mins of colourful and well organised military bands, marching and various dancing and other displays by both military and non-military groups from Britain and elsewhere.

The Tattoo event takes place in the esplanade (courtyard) of Edinburgh Castle during August each year, timing which coincides with both peak tourist season and the Edinburgh Fringe cultural event The Tattoo’s popularity ensures that the majority of tickets are sold by end of January and hence early booking is recommended.

The seating is temporary but reasonably comfortable. However, the  majority of spectators are without a roof or protection from the elements.

Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Scotland

 

Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Scotland

Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Scotland

Many of my guests wish to attend the Tattoo in context of a Scotland tour.
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