18 Feb 2016

Alasdair Hutton - voice of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

From Nine To Noon, 10:10 am on 18 February 2016

As the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo bursts into life in the capital, Kathryn speaks to narrator, former Scottish MP, broadcaster and author Alasdair Hutton.

It is only the fifth time the Tattoo has ever been performed outside Scotland in more than 65 years.

There are more than 12,000 performers from United Kingdom, Switzerland, Norway, Tonga, Fiji, Australia and including 200 kapa haka performers from New Zealand, all before a life-sized replica Edinburgh Castle.

More than 14 million people have attended the Tattoo since it was first performed in 1950.
It's part of the New Zealand Festival which has been going for 30 years now.

Alasdair Hutton is a former Scottish Conservative Party member of the European parliament, a former Territorial Army paratrooper, broadcaster, a published author, and since 1992, narrator of the huge spectacle.