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Win A Wish - Skirls and twirls at the Edinburgh Tattoo

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It was as close to the real Edinburgh Castle as possible when the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo visited Sydney.

Resident Vera and her friend Violet from Villa Maria Residential Aged Care in Unanderra were there to enjoy all the skirls, twirls, pomp and ceremony. It was Vera’s Win A Wish prize to see the Tattoo again, as she has fond memories of the spectacular from when she lived in Scotland.

The performance took place under a full-sized replica of Edinburgh Castle at the Olympic Park’s ANZ Stadium. This was the largest Tattoo ever organised with more than 1,500 pipers, drummers, military musicians, 100 highland dancers, 13 military bands with 865 military performers, 40 Scottish fiddlers, and a 100-strong Australian Federation Guard.

Dating back almost 70 years, the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo was inspired by a show called Something About a Soldier which was performed below Edinburgh Castle in 1949.

Vera was also accompanied by her son, Ron, and Karen Herbert, Villa Maria’s Residential Manager.

Vera is pictured wearing her clan tartan.