Queens Own Highlanders

(Seaforth & Camerons)

Regimental Association

Edinburgh Military Tattoo Aug 2001

The Edinburh Military Tattoo is an annual event held on the Edinburgh Castle esplanade and comprises bands and participants from all over the world.  This year with the regiment being the duty/home battalion we were heavily involved in all aspects of the programme.

Below is a small selection of pictures from this years show which is, of course, mainly concentrated on your own involvement.  More pictures can be seen on the “Glasgow Visit” where the venue was switched to the city to publicise and attract visitors from the west of Scotland.  There was no need to worry - the event was a sell out!

This years theme was on the acts of supreme courage shown by “Pipers” during different battles and time periods.  Pictures below.

Sell out crowds
The Highlanders' pipers
Massed bands march on parade
Giving it a good blaw
Norge Royal Guard
WW1 rifleman re-enactment
Pipers form a Celtic Cross
Celtic Cross close up
Camerons battle scene
Camerons battle scene close up
Gordons battle sceneSeraforth battle scene
A volley of rifle fire
KFOR a more familiar role for todays soldier
Fly the flag
The Highlanders down the ages
Cook island dancers
The Finale
Massed bands and choir
What the Tattoo is all about