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  1. Do you have valuable farming and food knowledge that could guide pupils in making responsible choices relating to food?
  2. Could you help children to understand where their food comes from? 
  3. Are you passionate about the Scottish countryside?
  4. Would you like to help raise awareness of Scottish rural issues?  

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, the Royal Highland Education Trust needs you!


RHET's work could not continue without the generous time donated by our hundreds of volunteers who help us with farm visits, classroom talks, estate days, running area committees, Count & Grow, healthy eating events, taking tractors into schools and the Royal Highland Show, to name but a few.


All we ask for is a little of your time...


RHET receives a growing number of requests each year from Scottish schools for information on food, farming and the countryside.  


RHET responds by organising farm visits, classroom speakers and supplying educational resources to schools.  


Whether your background is in farming/food production or not, we are always looking for people who are willing to spend some time helping us to spread the word about farming in Scotland and the Scottish countryside. 


We need the following:


Classroom Speakers - whether you are a farmer, have experience in farming and/or food production, or just have an interest in the topic, we will train you and provide you with the resources you need to speak to classes


Farms & Estates - for schools to visit on farm visits and estate days 


Committee Members - to run your area's Countryside Initiative and to organise and attend events


Stewards and Helpers - for school events, estate days and in the Children's Discovery Centre at The Royal Highland Show



By getting involved you will become part of a national network of hundreds of farmers, rural workers and like-minded volunteers who pass on their expertise and enthusiasm about food, farming and the countryside. This is where the strength in RHET's work lies.  A spark of interest in a young child can grow into informed adult choices as a consumer, parent, land-owner or in business.

If you would like to get involved please take a look at what is happening In Your Area and contact your local Project Coordinator.

If you would like to volunteer at The Royal Highland Show please complete the RHS Volunteer Form.

Email it to or call 0131 335 6227 for more details.

Services that RHET can offer to teachers, including free resources, classroom speakers, farm visits, projects and activities. 
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