2017 The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

This year The Scots School Albury Pipe Band will be taking part in The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is an annual series of military tattoos performed by British Armed Forces, Commonwealth and international military bands and artistic performance teams on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle in the capital of Scotland. The event is held each August as part of the Edinburgh Festival and it is viewed live by around 220,000 spectators each year and attracts a global television audience of over 100 million people.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Facts

Tattoo Fact # 1: The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has never cancelled a show in 67 years.

Tattoo Fact # 2: Regular Edinburgh Tattoo performers The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards are the only Pipe Band in history to
have a number 1 single on the British Pop charts. The Dragoon’s topped the charts for 5 weeks in 1972 with their now famous rendition of ‘Amazing Grace’ which sold 7 Million copies world wide.

Tattoo Fact # 3: The gradient of the esplanade at Edinburgh Castle where the Tattoo is performed is 27 degrees.Support Our Pipe Band

Tattoo Fact # 4: The first lone piper to perform at the Tattoo was Pipe Major George Stoddart in 1950.

Tattoo Fact # 5: Being 66 years old, the Tattoo only rarely achieves a ‘first’. However, in 2016 Lance Bombardier Megan Beveridge was the first serving female soldier to be Lone Piper at the Tattoo.

If you would like to support the pipe band and be part of their journey to the 2017 Edinburgh Tattoo then see the flyer to find out how you can contribute to this exciting, once in a lifetime experience.

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