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Proud colleagues support Frazer at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Everyone at our Dunbar store is really proud of our brilliant colleague Frazer Rankin, who’ll be performing at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo over the next few weeks.

Frazer with colleagues at the store

Frazer, who’s 23, works on Click and collect at the store and plays the snare drum in his spare time with his band The Pipers’ Trail. He’ll be making his fourth appearance at the Tattoo this month, including the opening night this Friday.

Richard Barr, the general store manager at Asda Dunbar, said: "Frazer is a great colleague. His dedication to both the store and the Tattoo is terrific and we’re very happy to support him.

“Everyone in the store is proud of Frazer for his achievements and we love to hear all about it every year.”

Frazer performing at the 2015 Tattoo

Frazer said: "It’s an incredible feeling to perform at the Tattoo. It’s difficult to describe. When you’re performing you can see all the flashlights of people taking pictures and it makes you feel really appreciated. It’s a fantastic atmosphere – the best feeling in the world!

“My colleagues are very supportive and are delighted for me that I get to perform at one of the world’s most renowned shows. Every year a few of them get tickets for the Tattoo and try and spot me play. My family go too which is great.

“Asda have been great to allow me to change my shifts throughout August to play at the Tattoo.”

Frazer started playing the snare drum about seven years ago and joined The Pipers’ Trail five years ago.

The Pipers' Band - Frazer is far right of the middle row

“We’re part of the big pipe and drums performance at the start then we walk across the drawbridge on to the esplanade,” he said. "We then perform lots of different tunes.

“This year our first performance is the opening night on Friday 4th August. We perform once on weeknights and twice on weekends.”

The band’s manager Stevie Small said: “We’re very grateful to Asda. We rely on employers being flexible and allowing their employees to perform at the Military Tattoo. We are very fortunate to have someone with Frazer’s talent and experience within The Pipers’ Trail.”

Posted in News & Blogs on 02 August 2017