Recently staff from our Resurgam Youth Initiative took a group of young people, both males and females, to experience the world famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo*. The majority of the young people had never been to Scotland before never mind Edinburgh itself. During their visit not only did the young people experience ‘The Tattoo’ they also got to visit a number of other sites and places to give them a real feel of Scotland and the cultures and traditions the Scottish have. Many of the participants are hoping to get back again to Scotland to learn more about their history and traditions.

Jessica, one of the participants, said “It was a great privilege to get the opportunity to go on this trip with Laura and Resurgam Youth. Firstly I would like to thank them for taking me. I learnt a great deal about not only Scottish Culture but also Military and Band culture and how much work goes in to performing at such a well known event. I hope to get back to Edinburgh again very soon as there was so much to see and learn”

*Set against the backdrop of Edinburgh’s imposing castle, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is one of the most iconic events in Edinburgh’s calendar. Bringing together audiences from across the globe, the Edinburgh Tattoo celebrates the skills and talents of military bands and display teams from the British Armed Forces, the Commonwealth and military teams throughout the world.

Each year approximately 220,000 people attend this impressive showcase of military talent. Audiences get into the spirit and stamp and cheer to the sounds of the military pipes and drums, clap to the Highland Dancers and watch in awe at some of the daredevil feats of accomplished motorcyclists or intricate marching formations. (taken from https://edinburgh.org/discover/edinburgh-festivals/royal-edinburgh-military-tattoo/)

 

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