A PLANNED flyover by the Red Arrows at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo was scrapped at the last minute on Friday due to bad weather conditions.

The RAF display team had been due to fly over Edinburgh Castle in the evening, with thousands of spectators on the castle’s esplanade and around the city watching.

But foggy conditions meant the flyover could not go ahead.

The RAF’s Scottish account tweeted: “Sadly, it looks as though the haar (cloud cover essentially…) will prevent the Red Arrows from overflying the city this evening. Sorry!

“But we’re still able to have a great show!”

The Military Tattoo returned to Edinburgh for the first time since the onset of the Covid pandemic.

This year’s show, which runs until August 27, features more than 900 performers from around the world.

They include Mexico’s Banda Monumental, who have more than 100 performers bringing dramatic costumes and the bright carnival atmosphere of the country.

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The United States Army Field Band have also made their debut at the Tattoo, performing military mash-ups of traditional and contemporary hits.

The theme for this year’s show is “voices” and is inspired by people around the world who continue to share and connect with one another through spoken word, song, music and dance.