While today there is still a military presence in Edinburgh Castle, the garrison there is largely for administrative and ceremonial purposes. Beating the Retreat is no longer required to mark the end of a soldier's day at the castle, but the event still place at certain times.
On the 3rd June this year Dennis and Morag White were presnt for the Beating the retreat ceremony which was performed by the Edinburgh Postal Pipe Band and Dancers.
My thanks to Morag and Dennis for the following images and video. For more information, I've also scanned the programme of events, which you can see after the video.