on the Esplanade
Each year, about three months
are spent erecting and dismantling the seating on Edinburgh Castle
Esplanade for the 8,500 spectators at Edinburgh Military Tattoo, held for
three weeks in August.
It was reported in October
2005 that Historic Scotland is expected to commission a feasibility study
into creating new grandstands on the esplanade that could also be used at
Hogmanay, Easter and other times of year. These events could include
an 'Easter Tattoo', sporting events, historical re-enactments,
rock, pop and classical concerts.
The cost of grandstands might
be £20m. The Edinburgh Evening News and others have expressed
concern over any permanent grandstand that might disfigure the Edinburgh
Edinburgh Evening News,
28 October 2005, pp1,7.