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Highland Military Tattoo

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Janis Maclean
Highland Military Tattoo, Fort George, Inverness,
highlandmilitarytattoo.com

 

Highland Military Tattoo 8-10 September 2017, Fort George, near Inverness.

 This event is a unique and truly authentic experience. Set inside the magnificent ramparts of Fort George, this spectacular military ceremony always impresses and enthrals its audiences. From the roar of jets to the magical sound of the massed pipes and drums, from Highland dancing to fiercely contested competitions, from contemporary music to historical re-enactments, and climaxing in the Lone Piper ceremony and the terrific fireworks display, spectators always enjoy this fantastic show.

The experience starts with a walk across the drawbridge into the Fort and the opportunity to sample high quality affordable food and drink in the Catering and Retail Village next door to the Tattoo arena. Wander around the largely in-house retail stalls and Armed Forces charity tents, visit the military vehicle and equipment displays – including a World War 1 Sopwith Camel – and talk to the servicemen and women. Take a stroll up onto the ramparts and admire Fort George’s classical buildings and examine its large cannons and mortars which defended it and the sea route to Inverness. There’s a good chance you might see dolphins in the Moray Firth too!

The Catering and Retail Village is open 2 ½ hours before each show begins and remains open afterwards which helps a smooth exit from the carparks situated just outside the FortShuttle buses will also be running from Inverness.

This Tattoo is in its fourth year at Fort George. It delivers ‘what it says on the tin’.

It’s a fantastic show for all the family with three evening performances and a matinee on the Saturday.

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