Royal Highland Show launches new integrated public transport campaign
Organisers of , Scotland’s largest outdoor event, are encouraging visitors to use public transport when heading to the Show (21 – 24 June). During last year’s Show, over 60,000 journeys were made to The Royal Highland Show on trams and buses over the four days proving how effective and convenient the public transport options are for those attending the Show.
In partnership with Lothian Buses, Edinburgh Trams, First Group, Stagecoach, Citylink, Scotrail, Edinburgh Airport and Traveline Scotland, Royal Highland Show organisers have created ten travel hubs throughout central Scotland, to streamline journeys for visitors this June.
Commenting on the transport campaign, Royal Highland Show Manager, David Jackson said: “We have worked hard to offer a variety of easy to use public transport options for those seeking an alternative to bringing the car. With upwards of 50,000 people in attendance each day, delays are inevitable but can be reduced if people plan in advance and don’t assume that they need to take the car. We would always recommend taking advantage of our public transport plan, so visitors to the Show can relax and enjoy their day from the moment they leave home.”
This advice is echoed by Transport Scotland, Stein Connelly said: “The Royal Highland Show is hugely popular so the roads around the Showground, particularly the Newbridge Roundabout, will be extremely busy for the four days of the event.
“Drivers travelling to and from the Royal Highland Show or Edinburgh Airport should leave plenty of time for their journeys. The and the Traffic Scotland Twitter account will have the most up to date information on the road network, allowing people to plan their journeys ahead of time.”
David Jackson concluded: “For those choosing to take the car, the Showground has 15,000 car parking spaces and a detailed traffic management plan designed to keep the road network moving. Delays, particularly early morning and late afternoon, are inevitable, so our advice is to follow the Show signposted directions.”