- Highland Military Tattoo will go ahead in 2017
- Dates confirmed 8-10 September 2017 at Fort George
Organisers of the Highland Military Tattoo (HMT) today confirmed that the event will go ahead, for its 4th year at historic Fort George, between 8-10 September 2017.
The 18th century fortress shall host the event over three evenings and one matinee performance, featuring a mix of traditional and more contemporary acts, including, massed pipes and drums, highland dancing, competitions, vignettes, flypasts and a spectacular fireworks display.
The Tattoo Director, Major General Seymour Monro said, “We are thrilled to be going ahead with the Tattoo next year; I am grateful to our supporters for giving us the confidence to press the green button. The Tattoo has been hugely enjoyed by past audiences and this year we will additionally be celebrating the heritage of Fort George and commemorating some key milestones in the history of the RAF. Our marketing capabilities have been improved to ensure our Tattoo becomes more widely recognised and have reviewed our Tattoo packages to appeal to a wider audience”.
The event shall once again, promote young dancers and musicians to a worldwide audience, during this key event in the Highland’s calendar.
In the Year of History Heritage and Archaeology, the programme will celebrate the rich military heritage of Fort George, the Highlands and Moray, and the 75th anniversary of the RAF Regiment.
Gaelic will also feature in the repertoire during the year of Gaelic Welcome, when multi-national audiences will have the opportunity to learn a few words themselves.
Organisers have reviewed ticket prices and will introduce a wider range of ticket options to increase the availability of lower priced tickets, making the family event more accessible to all.
A range of food and drink stalls from local suppliers, free parking and a shuttle bus from Inverness, shall make the HMT an unmissable fixture for 2017.
Major General Seymour Monro, went on to say, “We will be launching this, our Tattoo of the Highlands and Moray, in late January when tickets will become available. We look forward to giving all our visitors a warm ‘Gaelic Welcome’ in September next year”.
Fast becoming a ‘must-see’ event in the Scottish tourism schedule, 2017’s Highland Military Tattoo will offer locals and visitors alike a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the heritage and culture of the Scottish Highlands and Moray against the backdrop of the spectacular Fort George.