The world famous Royal Highland Show is to celebrate its 200th anniversary this year with the return of the first full event since 2019.
The four day celebration of the best in farming and rural life will take place at Ingliston, Edinburgh from June 23 - 26. It will provide a unique opportunity for people to get up close to prize livestock, to taste an amazing array of premium food and drink, and experience country life at its most vibrant.
As well as exhibits of machinery, displays of farriery and forestry, plus shopping opportunities aplenty, there will be a big wheel, the Ingliston Eye, taking centre stage for visitors to marvel at the view of the Show from above.
There will also be the usual entertainment of everything from pipe bands and ceilidhs to choirs and pop music!
Two new equestrian classes will also make an appearance. The Maxi Cob of the Year Championship and Mountain & Moorland Junior 122cm Working Hunter Pony of the Year.
Another new feature is a dedicated Kids Zone in the Countryside Area. This interactive experience includes a nature trail, outdoor play equipment and John Deere mini ride-on tractors. This is in addition to the Discovery Centre, run by the Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET), which helps curious minds learn more about the countryside and where food comes from.
In another change for this year, all tickets, including car parking, must be booked in advance. There will be no tickets available on the gate. As always, kids aged 15 and under go free when accompanied by a paying adult (free tickets must also be booked in advance).
For those who can’t visit the show in person it will livestreamed across the globe. In what has been described as a ‘game changer’ organisers received £200,000 from the Scottish Government to drive this ground-breaking initiative.
The free-to-view RHS TV will see a dynamic mix of live and pre-recorded content broadcast throughout the four days, featuring the perfect balance of livestock judging, equestrian classes, culture, interviews, food and drink plus of course, the grand parade.