Elgin shoppers treated to a taste of the Highland Military Tattoo

Maj Gen Monro demonstrating the Tattoo’s link with Scotland’s year of food and drink

SHOPPERS IN ELGIN were given a taste of the Highland Military Tattoo on Friday when two of the bands taking part put on a show on the Plainstones.

The Royal Regiment of Artillery where joined by the Highlanders’ Pipes and Drums for a 40-minute long show that was staged as a tribute to Moray’s contribution to the Tattoo, which is taking place at Fort George this weekend.

Event Director, Major General Seymour Monro, said that the free performance was a means of both prompting the Tattoo and letting local people in Moray have a taste of the event.

He added: “Last year some of our bands played in the High Street in Inverness and it was a huge success. We thought it would be a great idea to do the same in Elgin, given the huge part Moray plays in the Highland Military Tattoo providing almost 50% of the performers as well as many of the spectators and volunteers.”

The Tattoo this weekend will see performances this afternoon at 3pm and at 8pm this evening and on Sunday evening. Tickets are still available through the Eden Court box office or online at http://www.ticketline.co.uk/highland-military-tattoo#bio.