The voice of Edinburgh’s Military Tattoo speaks to lecture audience


ALASDAIR Hutton, the voice of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, spoke to a large and appreciative audience at the Loretto Lecture series, held in Musselburgh, East Lothian last week.


The voice of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo Alasdair Hutton (right) with founder of the Loretto Lecture series, Jonathan Hewat


Alasdair Hutton spoke about the history of military tattoos at the Loretto Summer Lecture, held in the stately surroundings of Pinkie House’s Painted Gallery.


He then moved on to tales of his 24 years as writer and producer of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and finished by giving a tantalising insight into what might be included in this year’s show.


Jonathan Hewat, Director of External Affairs at Loretto School, said: “Not only is Alasdair a mine of information when it comes to all things military, but it is that voice – it is so evocative. As he spoke, one could close one’s eyes and you were there on the Castle esplanade.”


“He provided a fascinating insight in to the 24 years that he has spent writing and narrating the great institution that is the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.”


The free Loretto Lectures, held at the Loretto School campus in Musselburgh, East Lothian, have in the past attracted speakers including artist Richard Demarco and peace activist Colin Parry.