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THE Royal Highland Show takes place on the outskirts of west Edinburgh. There are a number of ways that can get you to the showground.
A WEEKEND of events showcasing the best in Scottish farming, food and the countryside is under way as more than 38,000 people flocked to the Royal Highland Show yesterday.
ORGANISERS of Scotland's major agricultural showpiece say the event has now reached a capacity on its current site as they revealed that ticket sales are running around 10 per cent ahead of last year's record-breaking event.
Organisers of the Royal Highland Show say the event has now reached capacity on its current site as they revealed ticket sales are running around ten per cent ahead of last year's record-breaking event.
Although the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland was established in 1784, it wasn't until December 1822 that it held its first show at Queensberry House in the Canongate when between 60 and 75 cattle were shown along with eight sheep and two pigs.
IT'S June, the rain is lashing down and there's not a silver lining to be seen on any of the clouds massing above Edinburgh. It can only mean one thing - the annual Royal Highland Show is in town.
Nowadays with the Food and Drink Hall being an integral part of any visit to the Highland Show it seems amazing that it was little more than 20 years ago that the show organisers first decided to showcase the quality food produced in this country.
Although not one of Scotland's 20,000 or so farmers would want to admit it, there is a certain spring in their step as food production rises in the global political ladder of importance.
MANY of the MSPs who now make a regular visit to the RHS will not know that the first show was held in 1822 in the grounds of Queensberry House, which nowadays forms part of the Scottish Parliament.
THERE cannot be many people who, when asked "are you interested in food, farming or the countryside?", would not answer yes to at least one of those.
With just over three weeks to go to this year's Highland Show, Stephen Hutt, the new chief executive of the organisation behind it, described his main objective as keeping the show relevant to the farming industry.
ORGANISERS of Scotland's biggest agricultural showpiece were celebrating last night after a 20-year masterplan to transform the home of the event was given the green light.
A £30 MILLION overhaul of the home of one of Scotland's biggest events will receive the green light next week.
THE organisers of the Royal Highland Show, Scotland's premier farming event, are set for a secure future on their 300-acre showground site at Ingliston on the outskirts of Edinburgh.
ORGANISERS of the Royal Highland Show have revealed the event will be staying on its existing site for at least another 30 years, after Edinburgh airport dramatically scaled back its expansion plans.
LATER this month, interviews will take place to choose the next chief executive of the Royal Highland & Agricultural Society of Scotland following the decision of Ray Jones to stand down. He does so with the ringing endorsement of having helped organise one of the most successful Highland Shows in its history.
SCOTLAND'S major showcase of all that's best in farming, food and the countryside is celebrating its most successful year yet.
THE 2010 Royal Highland Show will go down in history as one where record numbers of visitors came to the four-day event. It was also (this may be connected) blessed with continuous sunshine.