Military Tattoo is something that is better experienced than described. It's a world renowned entertainment event that features military bands from around the world with the spectacular Edinburgh Castle as the backdrop. "The word 'tattoo' comes from the closing-time cry in the inns in the Low Countries during the 17th and 18th centuries-Doe den tap toe (turn off the taps)". (edintattoo.co.uk) This year's Tattoo was a tribute to the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, the year of Creative Scotland and even featured music from the Pixar movie Brave (a must see if you haven't already).
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The Tattoo was the perfect start to Kasey's trip. She got a taste of everything Scottish and it forced her to stay up and fight the jet lag because the next day we didn't slow down!