Movie star’s brother opens the Military Tattoo

Ex-RAF pilot Colin McGregor was the special guest who opened this year’s show at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

He performed the moving poem ‘High Flight’ – a special tribute to the late servicemen and women of the RAF.

Colin was joined in the Royal Gallery at Edinburgh Castle by his brother, actor Ewan McGregor, the star of Trainspotting, the Star Wars prequels and Christopher Robin, to watch this year’s spectacle, The Sky’s the Limit.

This is a special celebration of the RAF centenary and Scotland’s Year of Young People. The McGregor brothers came together earlier this year to present BBC One documentary ‘RAF at 100’ as part of RAF 100 events.

This year, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has welcomed more than 1200 international performers to participate in its 69th show.

It will take audiences on an incredible journey from the beginning of life on earth, through to human evolution and mankind’s greatest achievements, including space travel.

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