Sun-drenched Royal Highland Show welcomes 190,000 visitors

This year, we’re ramping up our regional coverage of the farming and countryside shows taking place across the nation.

These events are so valuable, allowing the agricultural industry to communicate more about British food and farming to the general public, and bringing the rural community together for a much-needed day off.

From 21 to 24 June, 190,000 visitors descended on the Royal Highland Centre in Ingliston on the outskirts of Edinburgh for the annual Royal Highland Show.

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A young boy tries his hand at milking

© John Eveson

Show-goers had to get the suncream on as the four-day event was drenched with Scottish sunshine.

Bagpipers marching at the show

© Hayley Parrott

As always, the show was a great showcase for the best of British livestock with hundreds of outstanding entries exhibited in the dairy, beef, sheep and equine rings.

The grandstand quickly filled with spectators for the impressive Grand Parade in the main ring.

Livestock judging

© John Eveson

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With a forge, a forestry area and a countryside area, there was no shortage of places for people to learn about rural crafts and skills.

A chainsaw sculptor at work

© Hayley Parrott

But if it was retail therapy and a good lunch out visitors were after, they would not have been disappointed, with hundreds of food stands and shopping galore.

Hi-viz vests on sale

© Hayley Parrott

If you have an agricultural show taking place in your area and think it should be covered by Farmers Weekly, let community editor Oli Hill know by emailing oli.hill@reedbusiness.com