One of the things about modern television is just how repetitive most weekday schedules are. A public holiday though offers the opportunity for a bit of a change.
That is why this coming Monday night at 6.30pm on BBC1 there is a chance of seeing a special programme. One which contains the highlights of this year’s Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The full version of the 64th Tattoo features 80 different musical numbers.
The themes this year are ‘Our Wonderful World’ and ‘The Year of Natural Scotland.’ There will be performers from around the world including bands from Mexico, New Zealand, Mongolia and Korea.
In addition the Band of the Irish Guards; the Band and Bugles of the Rifles; the Band of the Royal Logistics Corps; the Corps of Drums; the Black Watch; the 3rd Battalion; the 1st Battalion Scots Guards; the 1st Royal Tank Regiment; the Royal Regiment of Scotland; the Royal Irish Regiment; the Wallace Pipes and drums Malta and the Pipes and Drums of the Royal Guard of Oman - will be involved this year. The Massed Pipes and Drums are always one of the highlights of the Tattoo.
Another item to look forward to will be the Parade of Animals. There will also be a fireworks display. This year’s Tattoo is a spectacular event which it is estimated over 220,000 people will have seen live during the course of its run.
Of course many more will now get the opportunity of seeing it through the medium of television. Now while it is not as good as being there and watching the show unfold before you - at least by showing it on television it means that millions of people will get the chance of seeing most of it!