Edinburgh Military Tattoo comes to Glasgow

Glasgow will get a taste of the Tattoo. Picture: Phil Wilkinson
Glasgow will get a taste of the Tattoo. Picture: Phil Wilkinson
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Hundreds of performers from the world famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo are set to showcase their talents in Glasgow’s city centre today.

The Tattoo procession will begin at 11.30am on Cochrane Street before heading to George Square where the city’s Provost Sadie Docherty will take the salute outside the City Chambers.

The mass of 600 performers then follow a route along St Vincent Street, down Renfield Street and Union Street to Argyll Street before returning to George Square along Queen Street.

Energetic

Taking part in the colourful and energetic display will be soldiers from the British Army and around the globe as well as international cultural performers including Mexico’s Jaguares Band, Folk Dance Group and Mariachi Band.

The pipes and drums of The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, The Scots Guards, The Royal Tank Regiment and The Royal Irish Regiment will be present along with musical acts from Malta, Mongolia, South Korea, New Zealand and Oman.

Brigadier David Allfrey, chief executive of the Tattoo, said: “We are thrilled to offer both locals and visitors an opportunity to enjoy some of this month’s wonderful production with its spectacular multi-talented cast.”