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The countdown is on to the country’s biggest celebration of farming, food and rural life

Posted: 9th April 2019

The Royal Highland Show – the biggest celebration of rural living takes place on 20 – 23rd June at the Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston. The iconic event brings together people from all walks of life to experience rural Scotland at its most vibrant.

Without doubt the Royal Highland Show is a showcase for the Country’s best in farming, food and rural life.  The four-day event provides the best opportunity to get up close to farmyard animals, sample some exceptional food and drink and immerse yourself in countryside … without leaving the city.

While the Show is a fantastic day out for visitors, it’s also an amazing platform for businesses. With nearly 190,000 visitors flocking to the Royal Highland Centre across the four days each year.  It’s a crucial date in the diary for businesses as diverse as banking, healthcare, and professional services to connect with potential customers and make valuable business connections.

In fact, 6% of exhibitors undertake more than 10% of their annual business turnover at the Show – an incredible statistic that highlights the event’s significant economic impact on the sector. The benefits for businesses don’t just lie in sales; the Show presents a perfect opportunity for networking with fellow businesses and suppliers, providing a reliable yearly meeting space for exhibitors to collaborate and learn from one another.

Getting to the Show has never been easier – visitors can travel by car, tram or bus, using one of the ten travel hubs throughout central Scotland to start the journey. The event’s broad appeal and ease of access has led to the record numbers of those visiting us from urban areas last year, who now make up 60% of total visitors. These improved transport links and the increasing interest of the role the countryside plays in all our lives has made a visit to the Royal Highland Show a must.

Visit the Royal Highland Show from the 20-23 June. Whether you come to do business as an exhibitor, grow your business as a sponsor or simply enjoy a great day out as a visitor – you will not be disappointed.

For more information visit www.royalhighlandshow.org.uk.

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