The Military Band of The Royal Regiment of Scotland will march through Inverness on Friday 8th September. They will start at Falcon Square at 1215 and march along Inglis Street and the High Street to the Town House stopping to play en route. Under the leadership of Major Dave Brannigan, they will play tunes which will feature at the Tattoo.
The SCOTS Band, as they are known, will be previewing the Highland Military Tattoo which takes place at Fort George from 8th to the 10th September. The SCOTS Band is the Military band on parade and will be joining the massed pipes and drums for the show. These include the Pipes and Drums of The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, Inverness City Youth and the 1st Battalion The Highlanders’ Army Cadet Force. The Black Watch recently came first in their grade at the World Pipe Band Championships.
Also performing at the Tattoo will be the youngsters from The City of Inverness Highland Dancers and the City of Inverness Choreography Dancers. The Lone Piper will be Archie Drennan from Drumnadrochit and many of the re-enactors and singers are also local people.
This year the Tattoo will be telling some of the stories of Fort George and commemorating the Royal Flying Corps, the RAF and the RAF Regiment in its 75th Anniversary Year, in a series of short re-enactments. The Queens’ Colour Squadron Drill team of the RAF Regiment will be making their first trip up North to help celebrate these events which will make the Tattoo rather different to previous years.
Major General Seymour Monro, the Tattoo Director, said “This parade through Inverness is a taster for the Tattoo performances at Fort George. It also gives us a chance to thank the people of Inverness for their support to the Tattoo. We are most grateful to the Inverness Common Good Fund and other local sponsors for helping to ensure that this Tattoo can take place. We thank the Provost Helen Carmichael and Councillors for hosting this event and look forward to welcoming many local people and visitors to Fort George”.
Tickets can be bought via this website here
From Ticketline: https://www.ticketline.co.uk/highland-military-tattoo#bio
From The Highlander’s Museum at Fort George
From Eden Court Theatre in Inverness or from TICs around Scotland.
It is also possible to book specific seats: https://highlandmilitarytattoo.com/how-to-book-your-tickets/