Preparations in hand for Royal Highland Show 2014

Last minute preparations are now being put in place for this year’s Royal Highland Show to be held at Ingliston in June.

A spokesman said that show organisers were currently putting the finishing touches to the 174th show.

He said that the show was one of Scotland’s most iconic and enduring annual events and was billed as the biggest and best celebration of farming, food and countryside in Scotland.

“The ‘Highland’ is the country’s biggest rural shop window showcasing handpicked livestock, the finest food & drink and rural living at its most vibrant,” he said.

“This year, continued investment in the car parks, showing rings and walkways ensures the showground is ready for all eventualities. The Royal Bank of Scotland, partners of the show since 1981, is again showing their support for the four-day event, which attracts in excess of 160,000 visitors each year.”

He added that this year the Royal Highland Show was welcoming the support of Homecoming Scotland 2014 and was looking forward to playing host to its own unique set of ‘Brilliant Moments’.

“2014 is an important year for Scotland where it will welcome the world and present itself as an international event destination. The Royal Highland show will kick off the summer schedule of major events that includes the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.”

RHASS president for 2014, The Earl of Dalhousie said that The Royal Highland was Scotland’s biggest rural affair so it made sense to invite a full breadth of local organisations and rural businesses to play a role in promoting the attributes of Scotland.

“We will be looking to provide Royal Highland Show goers from all over the world a taste of life in Scotland and hoping to inspire new and returning visitors to the region.” he added.