THE Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo will once again support The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity this year, helping projects that improve the lives of current and former personnel nationwide.
Staged from August 7-29 the Military Tattoo sees around 220,000 people travel to witness the internationally acclaimed event that showcases the talents of musicians and performers from around the world.
Making a range of donations each year to charities that operate in the arts, culture and military sectors, over £8 million has been given to date, with The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity receiving a total of £140,000.
Brigadier HD Allfrey MBE, chief executive and producer of the Tattoo, said: “We are proud and priviledged to support The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, as their work reaches many Service and ex-Service communities here in Scotland, and more widely across the UK.
“Last year’s donation was from a successful year at the Tattoo, where our ‘Homecoming’ themed 65th Tattoo, featured the 350th anniversary of the Royal Marines and the centenary of World War One.”
This year’s Tattoo will feature a parade of talent from four continents as the show piece event celebrates ‘East Meets West’ and will be staged on a floodlit Edinburgh Castle Esplanade.