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Asda colleague goes from stacking shelves to performing for thousands


Asda Dunbar colleague to perform in the Edinburgh Military Tattoo

A local Dunbar resident combines performing in the Edinburgh Military Tattoo alongside working as a click and collect colleague at Asda Dunbar.

Frazer Rankin, 23, plays the snare drum in his spare time and for the last three years has taken part in the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Now in its 67th year, Frazer will be taking to the castle esplanade for his 4th performance at the annual celebration of music and entertainment as part of the Edinburgh International Festival.

The store’s management completely support Frazer’s role with 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, band manager, 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 the Pipers Trail.”

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.”

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