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Performers from the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo today made their annual visit to Glasgow.

More than 400 performers take part in the event at Edinburgh Castle which runs each year throughout the Edinburgh Festival.

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo hold their annual performance in Glasgow's George Square. Picture: John Devlin

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo hold their annual performance in Glasgow's George Square. Picture: John Devlin

Highland dancers, massed bands, Scottish army regiments, display teams and other acts from all across the world gather before around a total of 217,000 visitors every year.

Although the Tattoo has retained its historic links to its regiments – the first event in 1950 was mostly made up of various Scottish battalions – it now encompasses many civilian acts and also welcomes a clutch of international army bands.

The Tattoo will perform at the Castle from the 5th to the 27th of August with performances Monday to Friday at 9.00pm and on Saturday at 7.30pm and 10.30pm, 2016s show is set to pay tribute to HM The Queen’s 90th birthday, with a Tunes of Glory theme. The Saturday night late show will also include an extended fireworks display.

There are a limited number of tickets priced £25-£66 still available at www.edintattoo.co.uk, by phoning 0131 225 1188 or in person from the Tattoo Ticket Sales Office at 34 Market Street. Packages are still available for most nights, starting from £170.

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