The Royal Edinburgh Navy Tattoo is to donate £340,000 to charities throughout the UK, regardless of this yr’s exhibits being cancelled.
Organisers say they continue to be dedicated to supporting army charities, with £12.3 million donated for the reason that occasion started in 1950.
Eight armed providers charities, together with ABF The Troopers’ Charity, The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and the Royal Air Power Benevolent Fund, will share £300,000.
The Military Piping Committee, which promotes and sustains the British Military Pipes and Drums, will obtain £40,000.
Rucelle Soutar, chief working officer of the Royal Edinburgh Navy Tattoo, mentioned: “2020 has been a difficult yr for all of us.
“Nevertheless as a charitable organisation, we’re dedicated to proceed to ship in opposition to our charitable aims.
“To have the ability to donate this sum of cash, regardless of the challenges we have confronted this yr, is an extremely proud second for us and is testomony to the exhausting work of the entire staff.”
In the meantime, plans are already below method for the 2021 Tattoo.
The 30,000 individuals who transferred their tickets for this yr’s Tattoo might be granted precedence entry to the 2021 tickets when gross sales go stay in October.
Buster Howes, chief govt of the Royal Edinburgh Navy Tattoo, mentioned: “Placing the disappointments of this silent August behind us, it’s absolutely time to look forward.
“We have been working exhausting, behind the scenes, to make a secure, inventive and thrilling return in 2021.
“Saying our intention to promote tickets for subsequent yr is our first public step in the direction of this.
“We’re so trying ahead to welcoming you all again, to lacing up our dancing footwear, firing up our pipes, drums and fiddles, and to gleefully launch once more essentially the most spectacular present on earth.”
Followers can register their curiosity for tickets for the 2021 Tattoo at https://www.edintattoo.co.uk/sign-up-for-updates.