Edinburgh Association

Founded in 1894 as the Edinburgh Association of Royal Tradesmen, this association changed its name to the Edinburgh Royal Warrant Holders Association in 1994, having joined the national Association in 1932. It welcomes members from the Edinburgh area who supply the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Monarch's official Scottish residence, but equally any Royal Warrant-holding company can join.

View Local Members

Click on the link below to browse all Royal Warrant holders who are members of the Edinburgh Association.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The term ‘tattoo’ originally meant an evening drum or bugle signal that recalled soldiers to their quarters, and came to signify any military performance. The first official Edinburgh Military Tattoo took place in 1950, when around 6,000 people gathered at Edinburgh Castle. Renamed The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in 2010, the event features military displays, music, and international cultural performance.

Each year the Edinburgh Royal Warrant Holders Association holds a Scottish buffet supper for members and their guests before heading to the Castle.