SCOTS staple, the Royal Highland Present skilled its largest ever attendance at its newest iteration final weekend.
The occasion, hosted on the Royal Highland Centre in Ingliston, Edinburgh, noticed 217,000 individuals flock by way of the gates over the four-day occasion.
An additional 140,000 individuals tuned in on-line to stream the present, which is now already making ready for its 2024 occasion, by releasing early fowl discounted tickets at 6pm yesterday.
A complete of 113 nations accessed RHS TV to observe present leaping, conventional talent shows, livestock judging and the primary attraction – the Golden Shears World Sheep Shearing and Woolhandling Championships.
The 2024 RHS will happen from the 20-23 June 2024 and Tremendous Early Chicken tickets had been launched yesterday by way of the reveals web site, at £30 a ticket and free entry for kids underneath 15.
This yr’s present noticed the attendance of quite a few high-profile figures together with Princess Anne; First Minister of Scotland Humza Yousaf and Cupboard Secretary for Rural Affairs, Land Reform and Islands, Mairi Gougeon.
An additional 26,500 youngsters attended without spending a dime with help of the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) charitable remit, together with college visits organised by the Royal Highland Training Belief (RHET).
Highlights for this yr’s present included over 280 trophies, awarded to the over 5,000 cattle, sheep, horses, and goats competing.
This yr, the Queen’s Cup went to the Hanna household from Northern Eire, a back-to-back winner for the primary time.
The Flock to the Present marketing campaign concluded on the present, after travelling the size and breadth of Scotland, 38 adorned sculptures got here collectively to type a path across the show-ground.
The Flock shall be auctioned off on 7 September, with all proceeds going in direction of the RHASS Bicentenary Fund, which helps tasks within the rural sector devoted to psychological well being, sustainability, succession, and girls in agriculture.
Moreover, revered business accolades had been awarded to agri-tech pioneers within the RHASS Technical Innovation Awards, sponsored by Hillhouse Group.
The Scottish Championships celebrated food and drinks producers and craftspeople recognised for excellent produce throughout competitions in dairy, honey, and handcrafts classes.
The Royal Highland Hoolie was a brand new addition to the night leisure schedule on the Friday and Saturday nights.
Introduced in partnership with Farmers Bash, the Hoolie noticed nation music legends like Skipinnish, Skerryvore and Derek Ryan carry out to the crowds of 4,500.
The Royal Highland Present is the flagship fundraising occasion for organisers of the Royal Highland & Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS).
RHASS Head of Present, David Tennant stated: “As we wrap up one other phenomenal Royal Highland Present, we’re delighted to have welcomed a record-breaking variety of guests cross by way of the gates.
“The sturdy demand is testomony to the truth that the Present has main enchantment manner past the loyal farming neighborhood – anybody and everybody can discover one thing to take pleasure in, irrespective of your curiosity.”
“Our thanks exit to the a whole bunch of workers who make this potential, and the RHASS Administrators who surrender their time year-round to make this unbelievable occasion potential.
“And, in the event you had an awesome day trip this yr, the excellent news is you possibly can seize a discount with the Tremendous Early Chicken tickets for 2024, on sale now.”