Published: 21/04/2017 11:00 - Updated: 20/04/2017 14:02

March is on for military tattoo

Written byHelen Aird

Launching this year's military tattoo are (from left) Bruce Hitchings, producer of the Highland Military Tattoo; Major General Seymour Monro, tattoo director; Alasdair Hutton, tattoo narrator and Pipe Major Kenny Campbell.
Launching this year's military tattoo are (from left) Bruce Hitchings, producer of the Highland Military Tattoo; Major General Seymour Monro, tattoo director; Alasdair Hutton, tattoo narrator and Pipe Major Kenny Campbell.

ORGANISERS of the Highland Military Tattoo have officially launched this year’s military extravaganza.

The event will take place from September 8 to 10 at Fort George, Ardersier.

As part of the launch, organisers will promote the event at Scotland’s major travel expo with VisitScotland later this month.

The event director, Major General the Hon Seymour Monro, said he hoped the tattoo would become a well-attended annual event on the local calendar, despite making a loss over the last three years.

Uncertainty about its future was put to rest before Christmas when organisers announced it would go ahead.

"The Highland Military Tattoo is a really authentic tattoo which showcases Highland and military history in the iconic setting of Fort George," said Maj Gen Monro. "It does what it says on the tin. It is what visitors to a military fortress in the Highlands would expect to see and hear."

This year’s tattoo will have an RAF theme and will include a fly past from an RAF Typhoon. There will also be re-enactments, massed pipe band performances, traditional Highland dancers and a fireworks display.

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased online at www.ticketline.co.uk/highland-military-tattoo or from the Highlanders Museum at Fort George or any tourist information centre.

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