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The word Tattoo is a puzzling one. it has of course nothing at all to do with that Tahatian word associated with colouring the skin by means of punctures and stains, but having said that it is not easy to give the derivation of "tattoo" in its military sense.
It is believed to come from Tap-to, that it was a signal by a drum to Inn -keepers to close the tap on the kegs of beer shortly before the hour at which soldiers were to be back in their billets or barracks.
So we think this is a a good idea, the tattoo offers Pre-Tattoo Suppers at Cafe Hub,
Cafe Hub is located within The Hub, Edinburgh's Festival Centre, at the top of the Royal Mile and a short walk from Edinburgh Castle.
This is the perfect location to enjoy a pre-Tattoo supper, comfortable in the knowledge that you are just moments away from the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle, the venue for The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
Enjoy a delicious, homemade meal, comprising starter and main course, a glass of wine or a bottle of beer followed by tea or coffee..Sounds good, well its included with our tour
Our tours are part of an overall Scottish package and we dont arrange just Tattoo tickets, sorry.
And great news for us small Company we only have a few spaces on Tour 2 left. Don't delay
So you have made the plans. you want to go and see the tattoo and so you should. Its just so much easier than you think, if you come with us.We specialise in getting you to see the more remote parts of Scotland,in the company of a very passionate Scottish Highlander,as well as finishing up with a visit to one of the most spectacular events you will ever have the chance to see, read about us: be confident that we are not another huge tour Company jetting people all over the world.
No we are very personal, one minibus full of 8 souls or so makes it very personal, and hey if we have to change what we do in a day , well we can , providing everyone agrees of course.
The Tattoo visit is built in either at the beginning or end with our Edinburgh visit. Come with us in 2014, bookmark us, You just cannot go wrong with,
Our tour company- Celtic Connexions Tours
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So we will include , if we can, try to get you an introduction to your own family history, done by a professional.
Its a wonderful feeling being part of a Pipe band playing at Edinburgh, and the Tattoo,i know I have done it, you very own Kilted bagpiper guide.
But I believe we put as much effort into the planning of your holiday to make it very special for you. Interested. Please contact us for more information and we will call you. or Skype us with a request.
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Tattoo is really a double ceremony consisting of two calls, the earlier one being known as the `First Post` sounded half an hour before `Last Post.The hours may vary but it was usual to have the first at 9.30 pm with last post at 10 pm.By the latter hour soldiers not in possession of a pass allowing them to remain out later are due back in barracks, and the consequences if late.