Mark Knopfler helps push Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Mark Knopfler's links with the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards goes back years. Picture: TSPL
Mark Knopfler's links with the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards goes back years. Picture: TSPL
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The music of rock legend Mark Knopfler will be used to promote the Edinburgh Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in a new TV advertising campaign being broadcast across Scotland and the north of England.

The TV commercial, designed to support the sale of this summer’s 65th Edinburgh Tattoo, reveals a series of fast-moving clips from the hugely popular annual Castle Esplanade production set against the almost instantly recognisable strains of Going Home, the theme tune from the timeless 1983 film ‘Local Hero’.

Royal Edinburgh Tattoo Chief Executive and Producer and former Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Commander, Brigadier David Allfrey MBE said: “We are thrilled that Mark has generously agreed to support our Year of Homecoming activities which we hope will in turn also help further strengthen our links with Scotland as a destination and our charitable endeavours.

There is no better sound than Mark Knopfler’s for that far-reaching and authentic impact.”

Last night the celebrated guitarist said: “My link with the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards goes back many years and I’m delighted that ‘Going Home’ is to be associated with the 2014 Edinburgh Tattoo.”

Over 1,000 performers from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada and the United Kingdom are set to combine with highly sophisticated 21st century production technology for August’s spectacular ‘ Our Home Friends and Family’ themed Tattoo season at Edinburgh Castle.

Tickets for this landmark production, priced £25.00 to £62.00, are now on sale at www.edintattoo.co.uk