Scottish dancers dazzle Edinburgh Military Tattoo audiences

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A celebration of 60 years of Scottish traditional dance is dazzling audiences as part of the Royal Edinburgh Military Diamond Jubilee Tattoo.

A new dance medley, supported with £45,000 from the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund, features a 100-strong troupe, drawn from Scotland’s best young dancers, together with a group from New Zealand.


A celebration of 60 years of Scottish traditional dance is dazzling audiences as part of the Royal Edinburgh Military Diamond Jubilee Tattoo.

A new dance medley, supported with £45,000 from the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund, features a 100-strong troupe, drawn from Scotland’s best young dancers, together with a group from New Zealand.

Culture Minister Fiona Hyslop said:
“With over 1,000 performers, the Tattoo’s special 60th anniversary show is a wonderful mix of music, song, dance and drama – a true celebration of the creative talent from Scotland and around the world.

“The Expo-funded dance project reflects this year’s anniversary theme, telling the story of 60 years of Scottish dancing to a medley of traditional and contemporary pipe tunes.

“Dance is an intrinsic part of Scotland’s cultural identity which can be enjoyed by everyone – it is a great way to keep fit and healthy. Showcasing distinctively Scottish dance on the world stage further enhances our reputation for excellence.”

Tattoo Chief Executive and Producer, Major General Euan Loudon, said:
“We are once again delighted with the assistance provided by the Scottish Government in helping to create the appropriate conditions for the ongoing development of the Tattoo’s artistic endeavours.

“This support has enabled us to broaden the scope of the dance component in this year’s sold-out Diamond Jubilee production, which has been well received by Tattoo visitors from across the world.”