It is with great sadness that the Highland Military Tattoo Board has announced the winding up of its charity in 2018. This decision was not taken lightly, but unfortunately, due to financial constraints, it has become necessary.
The Highland Military Tattoo has been a beloved annual event in Inverness, Scotland since its inception in 2014. It has been a celebration of Scottish military traditions, featuring performances by military bands, dancers, and other acts from across the globe. The event has also served as a fundraiser for military charities, with all profits being donated to these organizations.
Despite its success, the Highland Military Tattoo has struggled financially in recent years. The costs of organizing and staging the event have increased significantly, while ticket sales have not kept pace. The board has made every effort to cut costs and increase revenue, but unfortunately, it has not been enough.
The decision to wind up the charity was not made lightly. The board considered all options, including downsizing the event, partnering with other organizations, and seeking additional funding sources. However, it ultimately became clear that none of these options would be sufficient to ensure the long-term viability of the charity.
The board has expressed its deep regret at having to make this announcement. The Highland Military Tattoo has been a source of great pride for the people of Inverness and a valuable fundraising tool for military charities. It is a sad day for everyone involved, but the board is committed to ensuring that the winding up process is handled with transparency and sensitivity.
Despite the disappointment of the decision to wind up the charity, the board remains proud of what it has achieved. The Highland Military Tattoo has brought joy and entertainment to thousands of people over the years, and has raised significant sums for military charities. The board would like to thank everyone who has supported the event, from the performers to the sponsors to the volunteers and the audience members.
In conclusion, while it is with a heavy heart that the Highland Military Tattoo Board has announced the winding up of its charity in 2018, it is important to remember the positive impact that the event has had. It has been a celebration of Scottish military traditions and a valuable fundraising tool for military charities. The board would like to thank everyone who has been involved and looks forward to celebrating the achievements of the charity in the coming months.