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Arnold Clark Car & Van Rental sponsor The Edinburgh Tattoo

Arnold Clark Car & Van Rental is proud to sponsor this year’s Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The event will take place in Edinburgh Castle from the 3rd – 25th August 2018.

We’re the official vehicle supplier of the Edinburgh Tattoo, providing 18 cars to transport equipment and performers for the duration of the event. The fleet of vehicles, covered with specially designed Edinburgh Tattoo livery, will be used throughout the capital during the week-long event.

The Tattoo has been a staple in the Edinburgh Festival for more than 65 years. Performers from the British Armed Forces and military bands from around the world entertain the hundreds of thousands of visitors who attend the event each year.

Margaret Spiers, Operations Manager for Arnold Clark Car & Van Rental, said: ‘We’re delighted to be one of the official sponsors of an event as prestigious as the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. More than 220,000 people are expected to attend so the Tattoo gives a major boost to the Scottish tourism industry. We’re excited to be a part of such an important Scottish cultural event.’

If you’re attending the Edinburgh Tattoo this year, why not hire a vehicle from Arnold Clark Car & Van Rental? You’ll find us in all major Scottish airports, which makes hiring with us the perfect way to get to the Tattoo. Those attending the event this year will receive a 20% discount on car hire - just let the staff know when you’re booking!

Did you know?

  • The first Tattoo took place in 1950 and there were only eight items in the programme.
  • The cables used for the event are the same length as the distance between Glasgow and Edinburgh.
  • More than 100 million watch the Tattoo on television each year.
  • More than 50 countries across six continents have performed at the Tattoo.
  • The Tattoo has sold out 18 years in a row.
  • No performance of the Tattoo has ever been cancelled.
  • ‘Tattoo’ comes the phrase ‘doe den tap toe’ (turn off the taps), the closing-time cry to instruct innkeepers to stop serving beer and for soldiers to return to the barracks.
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