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Royal Marines Musical Extravaganza for Poppyscotland

Royal Marine Band The Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines have teamed up with Poppyscotland to present an extravaganza for music lovers at Edinburgh's Assembly rooms, on Thursday 11th December 2008 at 7.30pm.

The event will be a rare treat for music lovers as the band and their star guests will be playing anything from Elvis to opera. The band, unmistakable in their distinctive white helmets, really interacts with their audience and will be sure to have everyone dancing in the aisles.

The band are based at HMS Caledonia in Roysth, Fife and are the only Royal Marines Band north of London, yet they have played in places as far flung as Holland, Gibraltar, St Moritz, Cyprus for the Queens birthday and most recently Washington DC. Each member of the band can also play 2 instruments, making the band one of the most versatile and adept in the world of military music.

Poppyscotland helps the most vulnerable members of the ex-Service community, a number of whom may suffer from financial, physical or psychological problems.

Poppyscotland is facing an enormous challenge to meet the needs of veterans and their families in Scotland. We know from recent research that the veterans' community in Scotland stands at around million - one in five of our population.

In addition to helping veterans and dependants from the World Wars Poppyscotland is supporting an increasing number of veterans from more recent conflicts, including the Falklands, Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq.

Poppyscotland would like to invite you to join us in the bar for a few pre-show refreshments before taking your seat for this spectacular live show.

Tickets are on sale now from Poppyscotland call us today on 0131 550 1559. Price £15.00 or £12.00 (concessions only)

If you require any further information about the event, or the work of Poppyscotland please contact Lynn Stimpson, Special Events Manager at 0131 550 1542 or

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