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Royal Highland Show 2015

Volunteer at the Royal Highland Show 2015

We are looking for volunteers for the Royal Highland Show we are looking for the following:

1) Tour Stewards: on the Thursday and Friday we need tour stewards to guide school groups around the show.  

2) Education Centre helpers: on Saturday and Sunday we need help doing a variety of activities in the RHET Education Centre.

If you are interested in doing either please call or email our Learning and Development Coordinator Sara Smith on 0131 335 6290 or

Bookings for school groups at the Royal Highland Show are now open!

The Royal Highland Show 2015 will be held from June 18th - 22nd and RHET will be welcoming school groups on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th.

To book please download a "School Booking form" from below and read the "Useful info for teachers" very carefully. If you wish to participate in a bookable activity at the show you can also download the "Activity Booking form".

School Booking form RHS 2015

Activity Booking form RHS 2015

Useful info for teachers RHS 2015

As well as the bookable activities there will be "Drop-in activities" for schools and the general public. You can see all the activities on the showground by downloading the form below:

Drop-in activity list RHS 2015

You are welcome to use your own risk assessment however RHET have a template which you can download from the link below:

Risk Assessment RHS 2015

If you have trouble downloading any of these forms they can all be found in the Dropbox link below.


Booking for the show

The show fee is £34.00 for a group of up to 33 pupils to attend the show on the Thursday or Friday. This includes accompanying adults on the below ratios:

Nursery (aged 3-5) = 1:2 

Primary - P1/P2 = 1:4   
P3/P4 = 1:6   
P5/P6/P7 = 1:8 
Secondary - 1:10

Additional Support for Learning 1:1, dependant on the need.

ny additional adults would pay for tickets on the day, at the gate or, an 'early-bird' offer may available on the RHS website, with tickets at a reduced price for advance purchases.

Teachers can use RHET to book into the show and have their own agenda on arrival. Or they can take advantage of what RHET and the RHS offer school groups.

Tour Stewards

Schools can also request a FREE tour steward to show their group around the Show. Stewards can give informative tours and make sure groups arrive at their booked activity stations on time.

Eating Areas

There are many 'food courts' around the showground, all marked on the map.
When the sun shines it can be nice to sit on the grass by the clock tower which overlooks the Main Ring. Alternatively, cover can be taken within the grandstand, which also has a view over the Main Ring. This has nearly 1800 seats and is free to all to access however, this can be particularly busy if a popular event is on in the Main Ring.

General Public

The RHET Children's Discovery Centre is open to the general public on all four days of the show from 9.30am - 5pm each day.

School groups can book in for sessions on the Thursday & Friday of the Show when the centre can be extremely busy. However where there is a gap in groups the public can particpate in activities. Many will have a sign-up list available to other showgoers
with a time to come back and take part!

The sign-up lists are also available over the weekend where we have no school groups booked in.

As usual we will have the toy farm which is a firm favourite with youngsters year after year, and some parents too!

Buggy Parks are available to parents whose children are participating, to leave the gang-way free to pass through between each of the activities.

RHET's Children's Discovery Centre and Curriculum for excellence

The diagram below shows how the activities in the Children's Discovery Centre can directly contribute to Curriculum for Excellence aims:

If you have any questions regarding the Royal Highland Show 2015 please call the RHET office on 0131 335 6227.