Moray man heads up Highland Military Tattoo
A local Moray man is masterminding the latest addition to the North’s events calendar.
Dallas resident Major General Seymour Monro is the director of the first Highland Military Tattoo, due to take place at Fort George in September.
With an army career spanning 35 years and several postings worldwide Major General Monro has extensive experience in organising events. He previously headed up the £2.5 million project to upgrade the Highlanders’ Museum at Fort George.
Major General Monro has lived in Moray for more than 30 years and is involved in many local organisations. Currently President of the Forres Pipe Band and Chairman of the Findhorn, Nairn and Lossie Fisheries Trust, he has also been the Deputy Lieutenant of Moray since 2011.
Major General Seymour Monro said: “I am thrilled to be involved in what we hope will be the first of many tattoos at Fort George.
“This year’s event tattoo is shaping up to be a spectacular one with acts from far and wide gathering against the stunning backdrop of Fort George.
“We are also bringing together many local organisations, at least half of them from Moray, with a focus on young performers who will be showcasing their considerable talents. The tattoo has been held at Fort George before as part of the Highland Year of Culture in 2007 and was a resounding success. We’re sure this year’s event will be an even bigger attraction and will become an annual must-see event for the Highlands and Moray.”
Bringing together a mix of local, military and international acts, the Tattoo promises to be a stunning spectacle. Kicking off with a flypast from an RAF Typhoon from RAF Lossiemouth, it will showcase to visitors and local people alike the best of traditional and contemporary Highland culture from fiddlers to pipe bands, Highland dancers to Gaelic singers.
The Highland Military Tattoo forms part of Highland Homecoming 2014, a year-long programme of events alongside the Ryder Cup and Commonwealth Games.
Support for the event has come from Event Scotland, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Inverness Common Good Fund and Highland Council.
All profits from the events will be donated to Armed Forces charities. More information is available at http://www.highlandmilitarytattoo.com/ or by calling Ticketmaster Scotland on 0844 499 9990. Tickets, priced from £10 to £30, are also available on this number or via the Ticketmaster Scotland website. Booking fees apply.