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Published: June 22nd 2017
Changed lighting on this castle facade made for an interesting backdrop to the evening's performances.
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Today we left at 8:30am in the Saunders' car for the two-hour drive to Edinburgh for the Tattoo and sightseeing.
Although I was looking forward to the Tattoo, I had not expected to enjoy it as much as I did. It was absolutely terrific. The theme was "East meets West" and there were bands and performers from all around the world including Australia, China and Bollywood dancers from India. The show was a great blend of tradition (bagpipes and marching), dramatic lighting and modern flair - a real credit to the organisers.
We had good seats and we were very surprised to be among several people personally welcomed to the Tattoo in the opening commentary: "Mr and Mrs Clark from Brisbane Australia", no less! The 90min show started at 9pm. Although it became cold (but not overly so) the weather was clear with no wind. A light drizzle of rain started as we were walking back to the car, but not enough to get wet. Definitely a highlight of our holiday.
We got back to Kilcreggan a little before 2am; another very long day and well driven by Michael.
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