Looking for unique items of desire? Then the Show has something to suit all tastes and pockets.
If you’ve got a passion for shopping then you need to head for the following areas:-
- Shopping Arcade & Marquee and Crafts Zone – gorgeous items of desire including home
- Equestrian Village – everything you need for both horse and rider – all top brands available
- Outdoor Living – enter via the floral walkway and peruse items for your garden from plants to Swedish barbecue huts
- Food & Drink Hall – come hungry there is so much to try – we challenge you not to buy!
- Motor Zone – looking for new car, pick-up vehicle, quad-bike or motorbike ? You’ll find all major manufacturers represented at the Show
- Lifestyle Village – as the name suggests, this is where you will find the latest lifestyle accessories from phones to spa baths, swimming pools and furniture
SCHOOLS - Let RHET organise your visit to the Show!
Royal Highalnd Education Trust (RHET) aims to provide the opportunity for every child in Scotland to learn about food, farming and the countryside, and to create a wider understanding of the environmental, economic and social realities of rural Scotland. Click on the link at the top of the Show homepage to be redirected.
The Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) Children's Discovery Centre is based in Avenue Q of the showground. The centre is run by the Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) and open to anyone and everyone, offering a range of fun, interactive and hands-on activities for children of all ages. Find out more about RHET in Scotland
- Bookable education programme sessions
- Interactive learning
- Educational drop-in activities
- Guided tours
- Curriculum-linked education packs
Making education tasty
The Royal Highland Show serving up a fun healthy eating lesson in 2014. This year over 30,000 children are expected to visit the Royal Highland Show where The Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) is providing free interactive activities for school groups and the public at the Children’s Discovery Centre, sponsored by ScottishPower.
The 'classroom' at the show will be the Discover Centre, which, with the help of RHET coordinators and volunteers, will present ten interactive sessions. On the curriculum will be cooking, baking, seafood tasting and science experiments.
Quality Meat Scotland will be sizzling up the Centre with the Scotch Beef Cookery Theatre, providing children with the opportunity to learn how easy it is to make tasty, healthy meals using seasonal produce.
Over at Seafood Scotland’s 'Incredible Edibles', children can take part in a blind tasting, followed by a fun quiz on the importance of fish in a healthy diet.
The Grainchain.com are sponsoring the 'Baking Station', where children can try their hand at baking. They will learn basic skills, watch ingredients come together, go in the oven and then, the best bit - tasting the end product!
Entering the 'Dairy Parlour', sponsored by DairyCo, children will be able to 'milk' 'Mabel' the life-size fiberglass cow, learn the journey of milk and ice cream from grass to glass and, of course, taste both!
Taking a step back in time, the education team from The Museum of Rural Life will be demonstrating how flour is made and allow children to take turns grinding grain into flour using traditional quern stones, whilst learning about the history of agriculture in Scotland.
Continuing with the theme of Scottish agriculture, The James Hutton Institute & Dynamic Earth will be bringing groups together to compete in scientific experiments, where they will create the best soil for crops and determine the age of the world.
The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust will be providing “A Pheasant Experience” with mask making and a display of the ideal habitat for pheasants.
Two other activities will also be focusing on the Scottish landscape - Countryside Learning Scotland will be showcasing their interactive 3D map for pupils to develop, and the Wilderness Foundation UK. Children will be taken on a “wilderness trail” based on the 'Leave No Trace' scenarios.
The Children’s Discovery Centre is open every day of the show from 9am until 5pm.
Other activities also on offer at the show include: the Super Sleuth Trail with the Soil Association, candle making with The Scottish Bee Keepers Association and Meet the Clan Cycle Stunt Team, which this year includes the UK's no.1 BMX Stunt Girl Kayley Ashworth, for autographs and Q&A's. The full list of all activities on offer can be found at the RHET website http://www.rhet.org.uk.
FUTURE SHOW DATES
Future Show dates approved by RHASS Board of Directors in March 2014
The 175th Royal Highland Show will take place on Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st June 2015
Dates for subsequent years -
16-19 June 2016
15-18 June 2017
2015 HANDCRAFTS Schedule out now (revised Sept)
With “the nights fair drawin’ in” it has to be the right time to plan what entries to make in the Handcrafts Competitions for the 2015 Royal Highland Show. Some amendments to the Regulations since the schedule was first issued at this year’s Show, so do read the latest version - no change to the Show dates, but hopefully you will find some nice surprises. The entry form is inside the Schedule.
2014 Show Judging Times and Rings
With over 5000 entries from all over the UK and Ireland, the show will be living up to its “Best Event” award with a magnificent display of beef and dairy cattle, sheep, goats, horses and poultry.
The Royal Highland Show will be the place to be to view some of the country’s best livestock. The Greatest Show will be a packed house, especially in the cattle hall and sheep marquees. With this level of entries we can promise show visitors some keen competition in the judging rings and, of course, one of the spectacular sights of the show, the grand parades of prize winning cattle and horses.