Brigadier David Allfrey will step down after 10 years in the role (Picture: The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo).
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Head Of Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo To Step Down

Brigadier David Allfrey said he has been "hugely proud" to have held the role that he described as "the best in the world".

Brigadier David Allfrey will step down after 10 years in the role (Picture: The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo).

Brigadier David Allfrey will step down after 10 years in the role (Picture: Stripe PR/The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo).

The man in charge of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has announced he will step down from the role next year.

Brigadier David Allfrey has been the Chief Executive and Producer of the event since 2010. 

He will leave his role at the end of next year's 70th anniversary performances. 

Brigadier Allfrey said: “I am hugely proud to have held this position for the last nine years and witness the Tattoo flourish at home and abroad.

"I look forward very much to leading the Tattoo in our 70th Anniversary year and into the next stage of our international journey. It is easy to describe my job as “the best in the world!'"

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2019 finale
The finale of this year's show (Picture: Stripe PR/The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo).

Under the tenure of Brigadier Allfrey, the Tattoo has expanded its presence beyond the Scottish capital.

It has held shows in both Australia and New Zealand and plans are underway to deliver an overseas event annually, including future shows in China and Canada by 2021.   

Peter Lederer, Chairman of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, said: "On joining The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, David immediately set out to take the show to another level and transform the organisation."

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo attracts crowds of 220,000 every year, with a further global TV audience of more than 100 million.