Stow resident Abby Hastings enjoys the view of Pico Peak from Deer Leap rock in Vermont. The Stow Independent almost blew away but we got the picture! Bill and Mary Ann Hofmann at the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade before the start of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The nightly performances have been held during the first 3 weeks of August since 1950. The stands hold about 8,000 people. This year’s performance included massed pipe and drum bands from Scotland and Britain, Scottish dancers and other bands and dancers from Australia, Tasmania, Singapore, Canada, Malta, Oman, Trinidad and Tobago, and Zulus from South Africa. Truly an amazing experience!