Saturday, 25 June 2011

Armed Forces Day 2010 - Edinburgh event details:

Recent updates from Edinburgh City Council gave the impression that today's events were taking place in Holyrood Park. It looks like that is tomorrow and today's events are mainly happening in West Princes Street Gardens:


13:00 Armed Forces Day Parade will depart from Edinburgh Castle Esplanade and proceed down the Royal Mile, past the City Chambers and the Saluting Dais and down to Princes Street Gardens, halting at Mound Precinct, National Galleries.

14:00 The Ross Theatre in Princes Street Gardens will host:

Tea in the Marquees. A chance for members of the armed forces, veterans and the general public to mingle over a cuppa

Information stands will display information about Veterans Associations, the Armed Forces and Armed Forces Day.

Various activities will be taking place along in Princes Street Gardens throughout the afternoon, including an inflatable assault course, face painting and a bouncy castle.

Performances from the Royal Regiment of Scotland Band

14:15 Official Speeches

14:30 Military Music set at Ross Bandstand

16:30 Ceremony of Beating Retreat

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