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Drumhead Service

Live coverage from Edinburgh Castle. One hundred years since the start of World War I, the drumhead service launches commemorative events across Scotland. The British Armed Forces are represented along with veterans organisations and guests from across the country. Based on military tradition, a drumhead service is a religious service conducted in the field during conflict and in peacetime, with neatly-piled drums draped with flags creating a makeshift altar. Organised by the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, the service is supported by pipe and drum bands drawn from the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth along with selected choirs.

Presented by Sally Magnusson and Dougie Vipond.

1 hour, 59 minutes

Last on

Sun 10 Aug 2014 10:00
BBC One Scotland, Scotland HD only


Role Contributor
PresenterSally Magnusson
PresenterDougie Vipond
ProducerDonald MacInnes
Executive ProducerEileen Herlihy

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