Braemar brothers perform at Tattoo

Corporal Peter Grant (left) and his brother Ruaridh have been performing at the Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo.
Corporal Peter Grant (left) and his brother Ruaridh have been performing at the Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo.

Two Braemar soldiers have been performing at this year’s Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo.

Corporal Peter Grant, 24, and his brother, Drummer Ruaridh Grant, 19, are both members of The Highlanders, 4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (4 SCOTS) who are currently based in Germany.

Corporal Grant, a former pupil at Aboyne Academy, said: “The pipes and drums have been playing alongside a line-up of nearly 1000 performers including hundreds of musicians, pipers, drummers, singers and dancers during this year’s Tattoo.”

Drummer Ruaridh, who also studied at the Academy, said: “The theme of this year’s event was a tribute to Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the year of Creative Scotland.”

The 62nd extravaganza was staged at the Scottish capital’s ancient Castle - a spectacular and inspiring backcloth for the internationally acclaimed event. With innovative production, heart-stopping sound, imaginative graphics, state-of-the-art lighting and specially commissioned fireworks, the 90-minute show has captivated a huge cosmopolitan audience during its run.

Drummer Grant added: “All members of the pipes and drums have really enjoyed performing at the Tattoo, and for me personally it has been a fantastic experience performing in front of a huge audience every night.”

Between the two they have served in eight countries during their service in the Army including Germany, Poland, Canada, Russia, Kuwait, Australia, Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Tattoo finishes on Saturday (August 25).