A limited number of discounted early birds tickets for the Royal Highland Show 2022 will go on sale from Friday 3 December.
Organisers are hopeful the show, Scotland’s premier celebration of food, farming and rural life, will go ahead as normal next year, despite ongoing concerns over the Covid-19 pandemic.
Show exhibitors and visitors will be welcomed through the gates of the showground in Ingliston, near Edinburgh, from 23-26 June 2022, with lots of celebrations planned to mark the long-awaited return of Scotland’s largest outdoor event.
Next year will mark the 200th anniversary of the show, which has grown from a handful of attendees in 1822 to almost 200,000 in 2019.
In a change to the normal format, showgoers will be required to purchase entry tickets for specific days (Thursday-Sunday) and these must be bought in advance, with the most popular weekend dates likely to sell out quickly. Children under the age of 16 will go free with a paying adult.
Bill Gray, chairman of the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS), which organises the show, said the organisation was looking forward to welcoming its members and visitors to the show following last year’s hybrid showcase and the cancellation of the 2020 event.
“There is no doubt that we have come a long way since the first show 200 years ago, but the animals remain the star attraction so we look forward to welcoming our exhibitors along with the wider agricultural community,” he said.
“We want all visitors to be able to attend on their preferred day, so our advice is to buy now, as it is very likely to be a sell-out show.”
RHS ticket information
- Adult day single admit: £27.50 plus booking fee
- Children under 16 will go free with a paying adult (maximum of two children with each paying adult)
- Parking: £15 for one day, £20 for two days, £25 for four days
- Tickets must be bought in advance from the Royal Highland Show website
Trade stand applications are also now open from today.
Capacity restrictions and Covid-safe requirements mean the RHASS is asking members to let them know in advance which show days they intend to attend.
This will be done online next year, and each member will have to provide an individual email address to allow organisers to process members’ passes effectively.
The show organisers are encouraging non-RHASS members to buy their tickets now and play their part in the 200th anniversary celebrations.
Limited discounted early bird tickets are available from 12pm Friday 3 December from the Royal Highland Show website.
RHASS embarks on fresh fundraising campaign
The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) is launching a new fundraising campaign targeting fans of food, farming and rural life.
Launched on 24 November and running across social media and digital channels, the campaign will focus on a number of RHASS’ core charitable aims, including diversity and inclusion, future farmers, innovation and mental wellbeing.
Running for eight weeks, it is hoped this initiative will not only generate funds to enable the RHASS to further its charitable activities, but will also raise awareness of the organisation overall, which works to promote and protect the interests of rural Scotland.
This is the second fundraising campaign RHASS has run. The first, the “Save Your Show” campaign in 2020, targeted the agricultural sector and successfully raised more than £500,000 to enable the Royal Highland Show to go ahead as planned in 2022.