Development Plans

The Royal Highland Centre is currently in the midst of a twenty year, £30 million plan to develop our facilities.

The Centre will be transformed over the coming years following planning approval by the City of Edinburgh Council in April 2011. Two new hotels, improvements to the east of the venue with a boulevard off Eastfield Road leading to a new east entrance, a new members’ pavilion and new exhibition hall are all part of the plans.

The development has been carefully considered to not only enhance our contribution to the economy – estimated at around £250 million – but also to support farming and food businesses through the creation of a Scottish Centre of Excellence and an agricultural business hub, all of which encompass The RHASS’s founding objectives.

The long-term objective will be to create, as part of Edinburgh International, a high quality, multi-purpose site which will be the UK’s leading showground facility and will be seen as the natural gateway to Scotland, where the city of Edinburgh meets the countryside.