The Highland Military Tattoo: Welcome to Tattoo Week

The Highland Military Tattoo, taking place this week at Fort George, is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the RAF Regiment.

The Highland Military Tattoo, taking place this week at Fort George, is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the RAF Regiment.

In this, Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, the event shall not only showcase Scotland’s rich culture and heritage but the work of our armed forces through the ages.

Crowds at this year’s extravaganza shall enjoy an aerial display by an SE5A biplane; a fighter aircraft of the First World War; the SE5A has since been described as the ‘Spitfire of World War One’.

Continuing with the RAF theme, an RAF Typhoon shall start the show and mark the commencement of what promises to be a fabulous event this year. The Typhoon is a recognizable, highly capable and extremely agile multi-role combat aircraft; an apt start to a dynamic and varied event for 2017.

Even in advance of the multi-act show, of Pipes and Drums, Highland Dancers, armed forces competitions and musical interludes, varying vignettes shall showcase a WW1 Sopwith Camel and a Spitfire, in-keeping with this celebratory year and a great attraction for visitors to the Fort.

This unique gathering of aircraft at Fort George is a first and a fabulous draw for lucky crowds visiting this year’s Highland Military Tattoo.

The Highland Military Tattoo is supported by EventScotland, part of VisitScotland’s Events Directorate.

Head of EventScotland, Stuart Turner, said: “Scotland is the perfect stage for cultural events, and this year’s Highland Military Tattoo promises to be another truly memorable event with an exciting and varied programme on offer. From the massed pipes and drums, to the historic vignettes and RAF Typhoon fly pasts, this spectacular show celebrating Scotland’s military heritage, will no doubt appeal to both locals and visitors to the region alike.’

Major General Seymour Monro said: “ It is superb to have this amazing collection of aircraft from WW1 to the present day to help us commemorate the RFC, RAF and the RAF Regiment in its 75th Year. I am most grateful to Neil Geddes for bringing his SE5A; to the Montrose Aviation Museum for the loan of their Sopwith Camel; to Iain Hutchison of Errol for the loan of his Spitfire and to the RAF for the Typhoons and all their tremendous support. It’s going to be a great show and with so many differences from previous years.”

Tickets can be bought on this website here

From Ticketline:
From The Highlander’s Museum at Fort George or
From Eden Court Theatre in Inverness

Tickets are also available at VisitScotland’s Tourist Information throughout Scotland and additionally at promotional marches taking place this weekend in Elgin and Inverness.

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