I’ve been to extra Tattoos than I care to recollect, and the lone piper and the massed bands all the time do it for me, so it was with some concern that I learn of the proposed revamp of the Royal Edinburgh Army Tattoo with a “daring, refreshed method” when it returns subsequent August.
Pre-pandemic, the Tattoo was not an occasion in problem; over 200,000 tickets offered out effectively upfront, a global TV viewers of as much as 300 million and £100m generated for the native financial system.
Over £5m was misplaced on account of the 2020 closure and the continued issues with the re-opening of worldwide tourism could imply a brand new provide to an area viewers is required.
Its viewers is undoubtedly on the higher finish of the age scale and maybe analysis signifies a looming decline if youthful folks weren’t attracted.
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A technique or one other, the so-called shortbread tin picture of Scotland is internationally marketable and whereas there may be all the time room for enchancment to any present, an excessive amount of tinkering would threat killing the golden egg layer at a time when it is going to be wanted essentially the most.
Some components of the present, like battle re-enactments and the corny commentary are up for grabs, however there are some features with out which it merely wouldn’t be the identical. Above all, it’s a present about heritage, not a rock live performance.