Highland Military Tattoo • 8th – 10th September 2017

The Highland Military Tattoo, Inverness offers the best in comtemporary Highland culture for the whole family. Tickets on sale now.


Find answers to the most commonly asked questions

What times are the performances?

Evening Performances

Gates Open   Performance Starts   Performance Ends

1700hrs         2000hrs                       2145hrs

Sunday Performance

Gates Open   Performance Starts   Performance Ends

1630hrs         1930hrs                        2115hrs

Saturday Matinee

Gates Open   Performance Starts   Performance Ends

1230hrs         1430hrs                        1615hrs


Is this event ticket only?

Yes, tickets are available from Ticketline and locally from the Highlanders’ Museum at Fort George and Eden Court.

How long does the performance last?

The performance will last for one hour and forty five minutes.

Can I buy refreshments at the event?

We have a food and drink village which showcases the best food and drink from across the Highlands and Moray and caters for adults and children. The village is open before and after every performance so come early and sample what’s on offer.

Are there disabled facilities?

Yes there are disabled toilets on site and disabled guests with a paid ticket can be accompanied by a carer for free. We also have a dedicated disabled car parking area.

Do children pay full price?

All children over 2 years of age have to pay for a ticket but there are family tickets available as well as reduced price individual children’s tickets.

Is the performance the same every night?

Yes, the programme is repeated on each of the nights and at the matinee.

Is the event suitable for children?

The programme has been targeted at a family audience but there are a lot of loud bangs and gunfire so we would not recommend the event for babies. Performances are outside with grand stand seating for the audience so be sure to wrap up warmly.

Will there be the opportunity to buy tickets at the gate?

The event is currently selling very well but in the event that it is not sold out there will be an onsite box office.

Is photography permitted?

Photographs may be taken but should not be used for purposes of commercial gain. The use of “flash” equipment is expressly forbidden.

The floodlighting used during the Tattoo performance can produce satisfactory photographic results when using a suitable camera with appropriate shutter and lens aperture adjustments. Any auto-flash settings should be switched off. An ISO speed setting of 400 or 800 ISO is recommended on digital or film cameras with the colour balance set for artificial lighting if possible.

Are there fireworks after every performance?

As long as the weather allows, all performances will conclude with a fireworks display. So far we have never had to cancel the fireworks.

Is there parking at Fort George?

Yes, there are is ample car parking at Fort George. We also have a dedicated disabled car parking area.

Where can I stay in and around Inverness?

There are lots of hotels, guest houses and b&bs in the area. Have a look here at some of the options.

Can we camp near Fort George?

There is a campsite nearby. Find out more here.

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