THE Royal Burgh of Dumfries Tattoo will not go forward till 2022 in gentle of ongoing Covid uncertainty.
Occasion organisers had already rescheduled this yr’s tattoo to April 2021 however now they’ve postponed that date for an additional yr.
Their announcement cited “the present circumstances and rising uncertainty with the continued Covid disaster” and the “safety of the general public and our performers” because the reasoning behind this current choice.
Advertising director Lyle Hamilton yesterday gave reassurances it’s going to come again greater and higher, saying: “Rescheduling will permit us to develop and develop the tattoo, along with persevering with to supply a excessive stage of help to the local people, and championing the most effective expertise Dumfries and Galloway has to supply.”
And Tattoo chairman Stuart Robb added: “As a newly registered charity we’re devoted to supporting the local people; bringing worth to the native space; and placing the creative abilities of Dumfries and Galloway on the forefront of minds – all in secure, managed, and household oriented environments.”
The tattoo has been held bi-annually since 2012 and was to be expanded this yr on the Crichton Property.
It’ll now go forward on April 30 2022 and the organising workforce have their sights on a spectacular launch on the Crichton within the backdrop of the historic Crichton Church. Performers from throughout the area and past have already dedicated to performing.
Tickets will go on sale subsequent yr and anybody with a legitimate 2020 ticket may have the choice to change theirs
In the meantime, Gwilym Gibbons, chief government of The Crichton Belief stated: “After months of working carefully with The tattoo, we have been naturally dissatisfied that the occasion couldn’t go forward as deliberate in 2020, however the security of everybody concerned was, and stays a high precedence.
“We’ll proceed to help the Tattoo workforce in any means we will and we sit up for welcoming you all to the primary Royal Burgh of Dumfries Tattoo right here at The Crichton in April 2022. It will likely be value ready for!”