Voice of the Edinburgh Tattoo to deliver next Loretto lecture
25th February 2015

An MEP, a Para, member of the Queen’s Bodyguard in Scotland- the Royal Company of Archers, film director writer and broadcaster are just some of the achievements of Alasdair Hutton OBE TD who was today unveiled as delivering the next Loretto Lecture. However, it is as the ‘voice of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo’ that Alasdair Hutton is best known, an event that he has written and scripted since 1992.

Alasdair will deliver the next Loretto Lecture on Thursday, 23rd April at 7:00 p.m. in Loretto School’s historic house. His talk, entitled, ‘My Tattoos’ is free to all, however, places must be book in advance by contacting




Jonathan Hewat, Director of External Affairs at Loretto School, said, “We are most grateful to Alasdair Hutton for agreeing to deliver the next Loretto Lecture. He promises to provide a fascinating insight in to the 20 plus years that he has spent narrating the great institution that is the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. “

The now well-established Lecture Series attracts figures from all walks of life and continues to maintain its unparalleled reputation for international guests and speakers. Recent events and speakers have included BBC Radio 4's 'Any Questions?', the return to Scotland after 425 years of Mary, Queen of Scots' Book of Hours which was reunited for one day with the crucifix she is believed to have carried to her execution, speakers such as legendary peace activist, Colin Parry, Edinburgh artist, Richard Demarco, celebrated journalist, Magnus Linklater, sometime Secretary of State for Scotland, Michael Moore, acclaimed broadcaster and journalist Lesley Riddoch, Alistair Moffat speaking on 'Scotland's DNA', the display of The Prestonpans Tapestry and Professor Peter Davidson. Perhaps the most unique feature of the Loretto Lecture Series is the opportunity to meet, listen and to question some of the world's most famous and interesting people. The Loretto Lecture Series attracts the most well-renowned speakers from all walks of life. The Loretto Lecture is free to all and attracts many school pupils and members of the public from all over Scotland. 

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