28 Aug 2022

The Edinburgh Tattoo has a Kiwi accent

From Standing Room Only, 12:37 pm on 28 August 2022

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo for 2022 has just wrapped up, with New Zealand performers among the fan favourites. 

For the first time in its long history, the Tattoo had to be cancelled over the last two years, so its return was much anticipated.

Kiwi Michael Braithwaite was in charge of making it both honour traditions and move with the times.

Among the crowd inside the grounds of Edinburgh's Castle was RNZ producer Melanie Phipps. Lynn Freeman spoke with her in the closing moments to find out why the Tattoo is still so special?