Coming from a farming background and having been brought up on a farm, I am very familiar with attending The Royal Highland Show at Ingliston. The show has changed tremendously over the years and is one of the few agricultural shows that has grown in size.
This blog post is aimed at people and families who do not come necessarily from an agri background, or who have not attended the show in the past, but are interested in knowing more about this great day out.
The Royal Highland Show is so unlike other events or festivals you may attend this year. There’s so much going on, it’s not aimed at any one particular group of people. You don’t even have to plan your day out particularly – just wander around and you’ll come face-to-face with sights you would never encounter walking anywhere else in Edinburgh. It’s worth attending for a couple of days to try and see everything – there’s some excellent accommodation very near the Royal Highland Centre.
There’s also loads of opportunities to do some shopping, much of it made locally and with care. You can also try a few outdoor activities to see if you really would like like that move to the countryside you are dreaming of.
If you like to eat then you’ll enjoy the 100+ food and drink exhibitors
For children it’s amazing. Kids can see animals up close, like pigs, sheep, cattle and horses. There’s loads of different foods to tempt them with too. And a chance to sit on tractors!
You can but tickets for the Royal Highland Show 2013 online here.