Tilbury Douglas to deliver stands for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
Tilbury Douglas has been selected as the contractor for The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo stands for the 10th year.
Construction is well underway on the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade where the structure is being erected to facilitate pop and rock concerts in July and the Tattoo performances throughout the month of August.
The construction of the nearly 9.000-seater stadium consists of 1,700 crane lifts, 800 tonnes of steel and aluminium and 35 miles of cables, all while Edinburgh Castle remains open and welcomes up to 10,000 visitors daily at the height of the season.
Speaking about the project, regional operations director at Tilbury Douglas, Barry O’Hagan, said: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with the Tattoo. This is not your average construction project, and we are proud to be involved in delivering such an iconic venue.
“Every year, to construct the stands safely and on time, our team works closely with the Tattoo, Historic Environment Scotland and an array of other stakeholders. We look forward to completing our works and delivering the incredible facility for the impressive tenth time.”
Speaking about the partnership with Tilbury Douglas, Jason Barrett, chief operating officer at The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, said: “The construction of the stands creates a familiar sight in the Edinburgh skyline and is a real landmark moment, signalling the start of the capital’s festival season.
“We’re thrilled to be back again for what promises to be another spectacular performance with Stories and our partnership with Tilbury Douglas ensures fans can enjoy the show from a vantage point like no other.”
The 2023 Show, Stories will be staged between 4-26 August, and will be a celebration of sagas, myths, and legends, transporting audiences on a journey of ideas - from the earliest campfire stories through to the world stage.
Tickets can be found online at edintattoo.co.uk/tickets or on the phone on 0131 225 1188.