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Tilbury Douglas delivers Edinburgh Castle Arena for tenth consecutive year

Tilbury Douglas delivers Edinburgh Castle Arena for tenth consecutive year


TILBURY Douglas has successfully delivered the arena for the famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

The construction of the nearly 9,000-seat arena involved the use of 760 tons of steel, 35 miles of cable and more than 1,600 cranes. The project was carried out on Edinburgh Castle Esplanade, a site that receives thousands of tourists annually, which Tilbury Douglas explained highlighted the team’s “logistical expertise and precision”.

This is the tenth consecutive year that the company has delivered the project on time. The venue will host its inaugural concert with a performance by the band Madness on July 5. After that, the stadium will host headline acts including JLS, Manic Street Preachers and Paul Weller, leading up to the Tattoo event, which runs from August 2 to 24.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo attracts audiences from around the world, including royals and high-ranking international military officers.

“We are delighted to continue our partnership with The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, ensuring this iconic event has a world-class venue. Our team has worked tirelessly to deliver this project on time for the tenth year running,” said Barry O’Hagan, Regional Director – Scotland at Tilbury Douglas.

Phil Shaw, MD of Building North at Tilbury Douglas, added: “This project demonstrates our commitment to excellence and our ability to deliver complex builds on schedule, even in challenging environments.”

Jason Barrett, Chief Executive of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, commented: “Thanks to Tilbury Douglas, our world-renowned Edinburgh Castle Arena is now ready to welcome thousands of spectators from around the world over the next two months. There is no more iconic venue for an outdoor concert, and we are proud to deliver our successful events year after year right here in Edinburgh.”