23 year-old Frazer Rankin works in Asda Dunbar all year round, but in August he is looking forward to playing the snare drum at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and spent some time showing off his skills to his Asda colleagues.


This will be his fourth year taking part in the musical extravaganza at Edinburgh Castle which is now in its 67th year.

The store’s management are right behind Frazer taking part in the Pipers’ Trail, and have been fully flexible in arranging Frazer’s shifts around his performances throughout August.

Frazer, who has worked at the Dunbar store for 5 years said: “I’ve been playing the snare drum for over 7 years and when the opportunity arose to become part of the band, I couldn’t turn it down. All the managers and staff at the store are very supportive and proud of my achievements.

“There is no problem in changing my shifts to suit the performance times. I am delighted and honoured to be playing at the Tattoo for the 4th year running and couldn’t do it without the support of Asda.

Stevie Small, Pipers Trail Project Officer, said: “We’re very grateful to Asda. We rely on employers being very 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 Pipers Trail, which in itself is specifically designed to offer individuals, just like Frazer, to be involved in a world class show watched by millions across the globe.”

Richard Barr, General Store Manager, 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.”​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Photos Ian Georgeson