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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2022 is back!!!

Remember The Hendersons in 2017?

                   

Tickets for the 2022 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo are on sale now!  

WE’RE ON OUR WAY BACK 

We’re excited to inform you that our 2022 show theme will be Voices. At the Tattoo we pride ourselves on providing a stage for military and cultural acts around the globe to have their voices heard and we want to celebrate this more than ever in 2022. Throughout the pandemic it was our voices that kept us connected and it’s this that helps us to create connections wherever we go.  

Whether we express our voice through song, dance, story-telling or written word, the world of entertainment is a common language we all share.  

We can’t wait for you to join us back on the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade for what will be a spectacular show filled with military precision, awe-inspiring dance and sparkling musical entertainment, all intertwined with our new projection, lighting, and exciting creative elements. Making our next show bigger and better than ever before. Find out more here.  

Get your tickets today by selecting the link below.  

SECURE YOUR TICKETS FOR THE 2022 TATTOO

Should you wish to book over the phone, please call our Box Office team on +44 (0) 131 225 1188. Our Box Office opening hours are 10:00am (GMT) to 4:30pm (GMT) Monday to Friday.  Our phone lines can be busy when we first go on sale. If you do struggle to connect initially, please do keep trying. We thank you for your patience in advance. 

Please find our frequently asked questions here.  

Tattoo Hospitality
Follow in the footsteps of royalty by dining in the magnificent Edinburgh Castle preshow. With our refreshed range of Hospitality Packages, turn a great night into a truly unforgettable one. Find out more here.  

Travel Packages 
Edinburgh is a thriving Capital city with a rich history. Make the most out of your visit with travel packages from our official Travel Partner, Glory Days. Explore the packages available here.  

Enjoy some Scottish Films

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLXwn9GRubrx8IH_JUclorQ/videos

West Sandwick, Yell, Shetland

My Heritage Offer to ‘Colorize’ Your Photographs

My Heritage have recently been publicising a new device which allows you to colorize your black & white family photos automatically. Free signup is required, however, photos uploaded without completing signup are automatically deleted to protect your privacy. For more information, please follow the link to their website: https://www.myheritage.com/incolor/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=403950_newsletter_202002&utm_term=In+Color&utm_content=EN&tr_date=20200217

However, if this doesn’t work, SGS member Lynn Corrigan has suggested a couple of other websites to try which do the same thing: https://demos.algorithmia.com/colorize-photos; and https://colourise.sg

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Read About the New Cape Fear/Wilmington, North Carolina Memorial

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Researchers Find William Wallace's House

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Wilia Wallace, 13th century “freedom fighter” and his 16 fighting men supposedly used this campsite (or fort) named “Wallace House” to attack the British in small skirmishes. The site is in Dumfries and Galloway council area. Forestry & Land Scotland archaeologist, Matt Ritchie, conducted an aerial survey to give us a glimpse of the site.   Just think, Wallace and his men occupied this site over 700 years ago!

Some think the fort was the staging ground for plans to capture the Scottish castle of Lochmaben in 1297. The castle held a strong defensive position high enough to have a clear view of the lands south of the castle.

      Historian Michael Brown (University of St. Andrews, Scotland) describes Wallace as a “patriotic hero whose only concern was the liberty and protection of his fellow Scots.” Wallace was fed up with England’s treatment of Scotland and he rallied Scotland’s fiercest patriots (Jacobites) to defeat the English at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297. However, that was the last victory for one of Scotland’s most famous patriots as he was ultimately caught, imprisoned, and executed for his “crimes against England.”

Because Wallace’s movements were unknown after Stirling, Ritchie’s team took hundreds of pictures and cobbled them together to form the images into the model above.

It would be fantastic if this fort were actually built by Wallace and his men!

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A top secret WWII operation carried out between Shetland and Norway
 

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