The Red Arrows perform a flypast to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in June (Picture: MOD Crown Copyright).
The Red Arrows perform a flypast to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in June (Picture: MOD Crown Copyright).
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Red Arrows Edinburgh flyover called off due to foggy weather

The RAF display team had been due to fly over Edinburgh Castle on Friday evening.

The Red Arrows perform a flypast to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in June (Picture: MOD Crown Copyright).
The Red Arrows perform a flypast to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in June (Picture: MOD Crown Copyright).

A planned flyover by the Red Arrows at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo was called off at the last minute due to weather conditions.

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

However a haar, foggy conditions, caused some disappointment as the flyover did 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 has returned to Edinburgh for the first time since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

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