The Highland Military Tattoo Tickets
The Highland Military Tattoo Tickets
Show your Scottish pride and experience the full majesty of the United Kingdom's military! The Highland Military Tattoo tickets are an invitation to an evening of awe-inspiring drumming and bagpiping, breathtaking fireworks and impressive fly-bys courtesy of Her Majesty's Royal Air Force!
The Highland Military Tattoo showcases many aspects of Britain's military tradition, with a special emphasis on Scottish heritage, music and aesthetics. The show opens with a flyby from either an RAF Typhoon or Tornado from nearby Fort George. Several drums and pipes from different divisions play at the tattoo over the course of the evening, and vignettes and reenactments honor the contributions of Scotland's military at Waterloo and the Battle of Loos. The tattoo welcomes military bands from Canada for the evening, and award-winning highland dancers and a band of young ceilidh performers display their formidable skills. Culminating in a fireworks display, the Highland Military Tattoo ends the evening with a formidable send-off that lights up Fort George's beautiful sky.
This performance is held every year on a mid-September evening at Fort George in Inverness, Scotland.
As with many military tattoos, all proceeds from ticket sales for the Highland Military Tattoo go to charity. There are several charities that are regularly chosen as beneficiaries of the tattoo, most of which benefit military personnel past and present, as well as their families. Some past charities have included Seafarers UK, which benefits in-need and at-risk serving and formerly serving navy members, other seafarers and their families. Combat Stress, another beneficiary of the tattoo, was founded shortly after the First World War and supports some 5,400 veterans who are facing mental health and emotional problems. Finally, the Royal Caledonian Educational Trust benefits children of those who serve in Scotland's armed forces, with money that goes toward school uniforms, books and other educational necessities.
The Highland Military Tattoo showcases the talents of some of Scotland's most skilled and disciplined military performers, and provides an opportunity for many young artists to perform traditional Scottish music. Several military bands have performed at the event, including those of the Royal Regiment of Artillery, the Forres and District Pipe Band and the Highland Youth Pipe Band, which draws skilled young musicians from schools all over Scotland.
Other performers from the tattoo include the Stadacona Band of the Royal Canadian Navy, many of whose members take great pride in their Scottish heritage. The evening also features a ceilidh band such as 'Snas, which consists of several highly talented young musicians who have toured extensively across Scotland. There's also a different lone piper each year, typically a talented young person who's been critically acclaimed for his or her musicianship.
The Highland Military Tattoo is organized by Scotland's military, particularly the personnel who work at Fort George, with the help of some of Britain's most notable event coordinators. Built in the 1700s, Fort George is still in use by units such as the Black Watch, 3rd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland. This historic site is also open to the public, with frequent tours and exhibitions that educate tourists about Scotland's military history.
While the tattoo is organized by the military, it has the financial backing of several local communities and businesses. These entities come together to bring the event to the community, support Scotland's armed forces and educate eventgoers about the UK's military history. Their financial support ensures that the event can offer the most possible aid to its thirteen benefiting charities.
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