Since it first took place in 1950 over 12 million people have travelled to Edinburgh to see the spectacular that is The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Bringing together a rich variety of cultures and heritage from across the globe The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo showcases impressive military precision, striking music and a whole host of entertainment.
Set against the magnificent Edinburgh Castle, the Tattoo has an electric atmosphere, buzzing with visitors from across the globe all there to take part in this momentous event. The Edinburgh Tattoo features the world-famous Massed Pipes and Drums, and in a moment of calm the event closes with the haunting presence of the Lone Piper on the Castle ramparts.
With an audience of over 200,000 people each year and millions of viewers watching the television broadcast the Edinburgh Military Tattoo is a must see event.
The theme for this year’s Royal Edinburgh Tattoo is ‘Kaleidoscope’ – a celebration of symmetry, light and colour inspired by the optical invention created by Scottish physicist Sir David Brewster in 1816.Performances will include the Massed Pipes and Drums, Pipers Trail, the Tattoo Dance Company and Hjaltibonhoga (Shetland Fiddlers) plus more still to be announced.