The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo - one of the world’s best known military spectaculars – has announced it will donate £167,500 to The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.

Trustees of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (Charities) Limited will donate a grant of £167,500 to The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity following a hugely successful Tattoo in 2017.

This year, the Tattoo celebrates Splash of Tartan which pays homage to both its Royal Navy lead and its partnership with the Scottish Diaspora which is encouraging people to explore their connections with Scotland.

Returning for a 68th season to the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle, the world-famous Tattoo welcomes a cast of more than 1,200 performers from all points of the compass: over 250 pipers and drummers, five United Kingdom military bands drawn from across the three Services, a first-time performance from Japan and plenty of other surprises along the way.

Brigadier David Allfrey, Chief Executive and Producer of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, said:

“We are hugely excited about the show.  We are delighted to be helping Scotland celebrate a Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology and, at the same time, mark our maritime heritage with a Royal Navy lead.  As always, we have designed the programme from scratch and are looking forward to seeing it all come together: a special place, extraordinary performers, a soaring musical score, soundscapes, lights, world-class projections, uniforms and costumes, special effects and fireworks - it’s all there!

He added: “Against the rich and busy background of the Edinburgh Festivals’ 70th anniversary and with the Tattoo set for an 18th consecutive sell-out season, returned tickets do become available every day and it is always worth getting in touch with the Box Office, even at the last minute.”

The 2017 lineup features an incredible display of entertainment from far and wide as well as home-grown favourites from the UK’s military.

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