A well known voice is to present this year’s Highland Military Tattoo near Inverness.
Alasdair Hutton, the voice of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo for 23 years, is bringing his extensive experience to Fort George in September.
Previously a journalist, broadcaster and Member of the European Parliament, Alasdair has written and narrated public events and large concerts around the world.
Earlier this year he worked on the first New York City Tattoo in 50 years with Major Bruce Hitchings, producer of the Highland Military Tattoo.
He also has previous experience of a Highland tattoo, presenting the Inverness Tattoo when it was held at Fort George in 2007 for the Highland Year of Culture.
He also has family links to Inverness – his mother lived for a number of years in the oldcoastguard house at South Kessock.
Highland Military Tattoo director, Major General Seymour Monro said: “We are honoured to have as illustrious a name as Alasdair on board for what we hope will be the first of many tattoos at Fort George.
“He brings a wealth of experience gained over many years at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo which will help us ensure that the Highland Military Tattoo is a world class event.”
The Highland Military Tattoo forms part of Highland Homecoming 2014, a year-long programme of events alongside the Ryder Cup and Commonwealth Games.
Support for the event has come from Event Scotland, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Inverness Common Good Fund and Highland Council.
All profits from the events will be donated to Armed Forces charities.