News Flash re Edinburgh Tattoo 2017

IMPORTANT  – Don’t delay. Deadline for allocated tickets expires on 1st March.

Would anyone wishing to take part please contact Clan Gregor Society now at

(Item posted 21.2.2017)


Have you ever seen or wanted to attend the Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Scotland? –  Let’s go one better. –  How would you like to take part?

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2017 will be unique as clans are participating for the first time. Clan chiefs are, therefore, sending out a rallying call to clansmen and women from all over the world to join them, in their tartan, at the Tattoo in August . The theme of the event, which takes place every year at Edinburgh Castle, will be a ‘Splash of Tartan’ and performances will have a strong clan content. Fifty members of each clan are invited to march in to the Tattoo with their Clan Chief, on a specified night, but you must be in tartan to march.

 Two clans will be represented each evening, with Clan Gregor taking part on Monday 21st August 2017 together with the Hannays. Space is strictly limited to fifty members from each clan so, if you want to be one of the fifty MacGregors involved, please contact Clan Gregor Society and provide your details . Once the march is over, you then go to your allocated seats to watch the rest of the performance.

The Tattoo will run from 4th-26th August 2017. Twenty four performances with over 1,200 performers will take place on the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle, the iconic home of the world’s best known military spectacle. Performances are Monday to Friday at 9pm and on Saturdays at 7.30pm and 10.30pm, with standard ticket prices ranging from £25 to £74.

Full details of the 2017 The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo can be found at where tickets can be purchased online or by telephone on +44 (0)131 225 1188.

NB. We could, in theory, have more than 50 MacGregors marching up the Royal Mile but, as mentioned above, only 50 will be allowed into the actual arena. There is no need for the 50 participants to buy tickets as yet. (Clan Gregor Society is being given an allocation and will keep you advised of developments). Those not part of the 50, however, will need to make their own ticketing arrangements. We suggest you do not delay as The Tattoo is a hugely popular spectacle. It also takes place during the Edinburgh Festival when the city is full to the brim with people and other great events.

This is an exciting first for the clans and for Clan Gregor in particular. Let’s put on a great show for the sake of our members worldwide and for the 6000 plus spectators on August the 21st. It’ll be a fantastic experience.


The Edinburgh Military Tattoo has been taking place since 1950. It is run for charitable causes and is broadcast on BBC television each year. The Tattoo attracts over 200,000 spectators annually, with a further 100 million watching the televised showings in 30 different countries. It comprises military bands from British, Commonwealth and International armed forces, massed Pipes and Drums and spectacular performers from all over the world. – If you are coming from abroad, it is a definite highlight of your visit to Scotland.

Article by kind permission of Mr Frank McGregor OS Rep. Australasia.


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