The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland
Since 1784, The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS), has been the respected standard-bearer for farming and rural industry in Scotland.
With over 14,000 members, its key remit is to promote Scotland's land-based and allied businesses.
A registered charity, the Society plays a pivital role in the creation of a better understanding of the management of Scotland's land and rural resources.
Over the last year, RHASS has:
- Contributed over £250m to the Scottish economy
- Attracted almost 190,000 visitors to The Royal Highland Show - a world renowned showcase for the best in farming and food and an important business platform attracting exhibitiors, farmers and general public from home and abroad
- Delivered a curriculum-based education programme and interfaced with 70,000 Scottish school children
- Hosted one million visitors at its 280-acre Royal Highland Centre conference & exhibition space
- Received planning permission for a £30million redevelopment of the Royal Highland Centre to include two additional hotels, a Scottish Centre of Excellence for primary and secondary produce, an expanded agri business hub, new conference space and upgraded access routes
- Presented over £400k in awards & grants top promote excellence and innovation
For more information on RHASS please visit the website.
The Royal Highland Show
Each year thousands of people flock to the Royal Highland Show to see, taste and experience the very best of Scottish food, farming and countryside.
For four days in June and over 280 acres, the finest farmyard animals share centre stage with Scotland’s bountiful larder, spectacular show jumping, countryside pursuits, educational workshops, entertainment, shopping and a host of business opportunities.
For more information on the show or to sponsor a section visit the website.
The Royal Highland Educational Trust
The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland fulfils part of their educational remit by promoting and educating the general public about agriculture, rural industries and the countryside.
Funded by the Society, RHET was established in 1999 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. This is achieved through farm visits and estate days, classroom speaker talks by farmers, providing free educational resources to schools, offering outdoor education events across Scotland as well as competitions and projects for schools.
Alison Motion is the Education Manager and can be contacted on 0131 335 6227 or visit the website.
The Royal Highland Education Trust is a registered Scottish Charity (SC007492).