The Edinburgh Navy Tattoo, one among Scotland’s largest cultural occasions, has been cancelled for 2021 as a result of “monetary implications”.
The present was as a result of happen on the esplanade of Edinburgh Fort on a collection of nights all through August.
Final yr’s occasion was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
A press release launched earlier as we speak by the organisers of the Tattoo, nonetheless, made no point out of Covid restrictions, saying solely that “the monetary implications towards the dangers we face are just too excessive”.
Regardless of the sense of optimism across the UK’s route out of the COVID-19 pandemic and our need to stage a Present this yr, the monetary implications towards the dangers we face are just too excessive. It’s with deep remorse that we should announce the cancellation of the 2021 Tattoo. pic.twitter.com/9DLX8CoLtp
— EdinburghTattoo (@EdinburghTattoo) May 18, 2021
The organisers confirmed that those that had purchased tickets can be given refunds, and that the present would make its return from August 5 to 27 subsequent yr.
The Tattoo would have marked its seventieth anniversary final yr, with the primary official occasion happening in 1950.
It options shows and music from militaries world wide, and is held across the similar time as the remainder of the Edinburgh Festivals.