The Pipes and Drums of The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, and the Queen’s Colour Squadron of the RAF Regiment will march up the High Street in Elgin and perform on the Plainstones at 1230 on Friday 8th September.

This taster for the Highland Military Tattoo is becoming an annual event in Elgin. The Tattoo will be held at Fort George from 8th to the 10th September. This year it is commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the formation of the RAF Regiment and so it is hugely appropriate that The Queen’s Colour Squadron are taking part. They are an internationally renowned act and this will be their first trip to the Highlands.

Yet again the Tattoo will feature many acts from Moray: the Typhoons in the flypast, 51 Squadron and the Pipe Bands of 2622 Squadron and RAF Lossiemouth as well as those from Forres and Gordonstoun School. A team from 39 Engineer Regiment at Kinloss will compete in the Armed Forces Competition. A special act this year will be Ceol Na Clarsach a young clarsach and fiddle group from the Elgin area, tutored by Mrs Steph Christie of Blackhills.

The Black Watch Pipes and Drums from Fort George have recently come first in their grade at The World Pipe Band Championships –as they had done earlier in the year at the European Pipe Band Championship in Forres.

Major General Seymour Monro, the Tattoo Director, who hails from Dallas- said: “This short parade in Elgin gives us a chance to promote the Tattoo and importantly to say ‘Thank You’ to all of our supporters and sponsors in Moray. It may be called ‘the Highland Military Tattoo’ but in every sense, it is a tattoo from and for the Highlands and Moray. I am most grateful to the Convener, Councillor James Allan, and his fellow Councillors for hosting this event. I hope to see many Moray folk at the Tattoo!”

Tickets can be bought via this website here

From Ticketline:

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: