Edinburgh Military Tattoo

On first reading, you might have passed it off as a weak April Fool’s joke.

A limited number of half-price tickets for this year’s Edinburgh Military Tattoo preview performance on Thursday 6th August will go on sale from the

For those who don't mind the odd photographer or television camera crew getting in their line of sight there is a limited number of half-price tickets for the Thursday 31st July preview performance of

The 2013 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has proved to be, as ever, a huge attraction for visitors to the capital and to the Festival.

An iconic Scottish cloth, a famous spirit, and a troublesome cartoon character will all make an appearance at the 62nd Edinburgh Military Tattoo (3-25

The Cavalcade was a free event held at the Edinburgh Festival for almost thirty years. It would see performers from all the Edinburgh Festivals roll through Princes Street in the city centre in an annual procession at the beginning of August.

Edinburgh's Festivals have received a funding boost, it was announced on Thursday as an ambitious programm

We're around about the half-way mark of the Edinburgh Fringe (if you include preview dates), and I thought it would be a good time to take stock of how this year's Festival is going.

There are some things that you can rely on with the Edinburgh Tattoo: marching bands, fireworks and big bangs, mass country dancing, and displays of military manoeuvres. A lone piper will play a plaintive lament from the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle towards the end of the show, making the hairs on 9000 necks stand to attention, before the rousing grand finale of mass pipes and drums playing together. Running to 27 August, it's the biggest cast in the festival city, set against one of the most spectacular settings in Edinburgh, if not the country.