Best Kirkcudbright Tattoo to date

Pipe Major Ian Wemyss plays while the sun goes down.
Pipe Major Ian Wemyss plays while the sun goes down.

More than 5,000 people lined the streets of Kirkcudbright last Saturday night for the town’s annual tattoo, which was this year a sell-out.

History was made as the event was, for the first time, held at a weekend instead of the usual bank holiday Monday - a move which organisers are thrilled turned out to be for the better.

The Kirkcudbright Tattoo finale fireworks. Picture by Barry Russell.

The Kirkcudbright Tattoo finale fireworks. Picture by Barry Russell.

The crowd began gathering shortly after 6.30pm and took their places for what many are calling the best show to date.

Performances from The Cheshire Dog Display Team wowed the auidence and music from the Stewartry Area Wind Band, Kirkcudbright and District Pipe Band, Lochmaben Pipe Band, Galloway Pipers and RAF Waddington brought the street to life.

A Tug o War, Highland dancing from local members of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society and Kay Alexander’s country dancers, beautiful singing from Voce and the haunting sounds of the lone piper, Billy McGoldrick, from the castle. Hilary Irving and Sue St Joseph brought proceedings to a close with the evening hymn.