The 181st Royal Highland Show returns to Ingliston showground on 22nd to 25th June 2023 to showcase the best of Scotlands food, farming and rural life.
This years Royal Highland Show promises to be an unforgettable event with world-class livestock displays, shearing spectacles, equestrian competitions, impressive machinery, technical innovations and energetic rural demonstrations. Plus, lots of live music and shopping opportunities, not to mention the country’s finest food and drink! Attracting visitors from all round the world.
The Royal Highland Show has a long and eventful history. Stretching back to the very first Highland Show in 1822 on the grounds of Queensberry House in Edinburgh’s Canongate where the Scottish Parliament building now stands. From 1823 the show then moved around every year between Scotlands towns and cities. As the show grew year on year, the Society realised that a permanent home was needed. In 1960, a permanent home for the Highland was purchased at Ingliston Estate – this move helped solidify the remit of the Show, promoting food, farming and rural life to larger audiences from across Scotland and beyond. Located to the west of the city of Edinburgh, Ingliston Estate is home to Edinburgh Airport and provided an extremely accessible and spacious site for the Show to call home.
The show has a strong connection with the Royal family with members attending the Show at numerous locations across Scotland. Queen Elizabeth II attended the Royal Highland Show three times, the first time was in 1960 for the official opening of the new Ingliston site, now called the Royal Highland Centre, the second time was in 1984 for its 25th anniversary, with a her most recent visit in 2009.
Whether you are a first time visitor or returning regular the show offers something for all and any age.
Early bird tickets for advance bookings and flexible day tickets can be bought via Royal Highland Show website.
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