On 6 June, the Usher Hall in Edinburgh will host an evening of music and storytelling to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day. Co-organised by Legion Scotland and Poppyscotland, and with proceeds going to support the work of both charities, the event will be Scotland’s salute to the international commemorations that have been planned for this important anniversary. 

Alasdair Hutton OBE TD, known as the narrator of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, will guide the audience through the story of D-Day, including the vast preparations required for the amphibious invasion, the events of 6 June 1944, and what followed. Musical performances will come from His Majesty’s Royal Marines Band Scotland, including their Corps of Drums, and such special guests as the Lowland and Highland Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland and the Military Wives Choir. 

The event will include a moment of Remembrance, as well as opportunities to reflect on the bravery and sacrifice made by men and women, both serving and civilian, during D-Day and the surrounding operations. 

Tickets for Scotland’s Salute are available now on the Usher Hall website or through their box office.