Last night, my family and I were at the Tattoo. This is an annual event held over three weeks in August. It's popularity is such that tickets are booked months in advance. Here is just a little taster of what you can expect - the picture above shows a scenic view of Edinburgh facing South, taken from the Castle:
The motor cyclists are a group called The Little Imps and age from 5 to 16 years.
The Massed Pipes and Drums demonstrating one of their tricky configurations;
A visiting Band from America;
The Massed Pipes and Drums out in full force for the finale;
This was part of a tribute to the forces in Afghanistan. The picture was superimposed on the Castle walls; and finally -
The Lone Piper. I know it's small but he was very far away and high up! All the lights are doused and the Lone Piper stands high on the Castle ramparts for the finale.
The Jordan, New Zealand, Poland and The Ghurkas were represented as well.
Just for fun and because it's a bit of an experiment as we've (hubby!) never done anything like this before, here's the Tattoo with sound. Please ignore the anonymous head at the beginning!
I hope you enjoyed your little trip to the Tattoo this year and if you ever get the chance to go, I can highly recommend it.