Newton Aycliffe-based flag and flagpole manufacturer Harrison Flagpoles secure a contract to supply its products to the world famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo with a number of UK-manufactured flagpoles.
The story of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo began over seven decades ago and had humble beginnings. It was inspired by a simple show called ‘Something About a Soldier’ performed in 1949 at the Ross Bandstand. The bandstand is still there, in Princes Street Gardens just below the Castle. Make sure to look out for it when you visit. Lieutenant Colonel George Malcolm was the first Producer of The Edinburgh Tattoo. He aimed to bring the Army’s contribution to the Edinburgh International Festival to life. From a modest event in a park to today’s global showcase at the Castle.
Event organisers placed an order for 70 glassfibre flagpoles and 119 flags for the event. The event is famed for its colourful pageantry and is televised around the world.
Andrew Hobson, managing director of Harrison Flagpoles, said: “We are extremely proud to secure a contract as the supplier. Especially at such a prestigious event as the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
“We have worked closely with our client to be able to manufacture the unique fixings used to secure the flagpoles. We are looking forward to seeing our flags and flagpoles at such a magnificent event.
“Our special projects team have worked on the planning, design, manufacture and delivery of the flags and flagpoles for the last 12 months.”
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