The Tattoo appoints new CEO

Tattoo at Home

We’re so disappointed that we can’t welcome you to the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade this year. But, whilst we know it can never match the thrill of a live Show we are excited to launch our Tattoo at Home range this August, allowing you to recreate your very own Tattoo experience in the comfort of your own home.

Major General Buster Howes appointed as new Chief Executive of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

As Britain starts to plan for the future, so too does The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Today, Tuesday 12 May, the Board of Directors announce the appointment of Major General Buster Howes as the new Chief Executive. This follows last year’s notification that Brigadier David Allfrey would relinquish the role in 2020.

The Tattoo response to the Covid-19 pandemic

Brigadier David Allfrey, Chief Executive and Producer shares an update on The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2020.

Edinburgh Tattoo snaps up city centre location for new photography exhibition

Retrospective show launches in prime spot as 70-year celebrations continue.

Brigadier David Allfrey MBE awarded Director of the Year

We are delighted to announce that The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo producer Brigadier David Allfrey MBE has been awarded the ECC Business Award for Director of the Year.

70 prizes for 70 years

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo begins anniversary celebrations with ‘random’ giveaways for locals

70 Years of Making Our Mark

In August 1950 the very first Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo took place on the iconic Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle, and this year we’re marking 70 years of the world-renowned event.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo’s Sydney DVD takes the top spot in Australia

Following a successful four-show run in Sydney earlier this year, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 'Live from Sydney' 2019 DVD has taken the top spot in the Australian charts as the highest-selling music DVD.

Your chance to perform in 2020

As we look ahead to ‘The Platinum Edition’, a celebration of our 70th anniversary in 2020, we are delighted to welcome applications to join us as part of Pipers Trail, the Tattoo’s very own Pipes and Drums, and the Tattoo Dance Company.

Edinburgh Tattoo to turn the capital platinum as it announces 2020 tickets on sale

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has announced tickets for the 2020 show - ‘The Platinum Edition’ – will go on sale from 10:00am on Monday 2 December, as celebrations for the momentous 70-year anniversary year begin.

Making Tattoo travel simpler with Expedia

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and Expedia have announced a new way to help audiences make more of their trip to Edinburgh.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Marches out of Sydney after biggest ever show

Under the lights of the impressive ANZ Stadium and in the shadows of a life-sized Edinburgh Castle replica, over 1,500 performers taking part in The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo have officially marched out of Sydney following huge plaudits from Australian audiences.