The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo starts on Friday. This is the Tattoo’s Diamond Jubilee Year.
The first performance of the world famous military spectacle took place in 1950. In those days the spectators sat on benches and the first night’s performance was admission free.
The mounts for the cavalry regiments taking part Including the French colonial Spahis and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police were stabled in St. Cuthbert’s Stables, Grove Street.
The regimental band of the Coldstream Guards will be taking part this year.
Beth Bax of the Fremantle Volunteer Heritage Guides tells us that it’s possible in future a warning will have to be given before the Fremantle time gun is fired.
Visitors to Edinburgh during the Festival will be able to taste a One o’ Clock Gun Banger as the super sausages are served in the Royal Mile’s top restaurants. The smoky flavoured sausages are available from Crombie & Son, 97 Broughton Street, Edinburgh.