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Royal Highland Show

A showcase for the best of farming, food and rural life

Each year thousands of people attend the Royal Highland Show to see, taste and experience the very best of Scottish farming, food and rural life.

For four days in June and over 280 acres, the finest livestock share centre stage with Scotland’s bountiful larder, spectacular show jumping, countryside pursuits, educational workshops, entertainment, shopping and a host of business opportunities.

The four day event has become not only the most important date in the country’s calendar, but also with Government and industry bodies, food producers and business leaders. With over 100 media reporting live from the show, it is the place to make the headlines, network, influence and most importantly, do business.

It is also considered a great day out for families and individuals keen to experience the best Scotland has to offer.

School Groups at the Show

The Royal Highland Show 2016 will take place from 23rd - 26th June with school groups being welcomed by RHET on the Thursday and Friday.

School groups can book in advance with a registration fee of only £34 for each group of up to 33 pupils. There is no additional charge for adult helpers within our recommended ratios.   

  1. P1 – P2 = 1:4
  2. P3 – P4 = 1:6
  3. P5 – P7 = 1:8
  4. Secondary 1:10
  5. Additional support for learning 1:1

Any adults over and above these ratios would pay separately for additional tickets. These can be bought on the day, at the gate for £27 or on the RHS website at an advanced purchase price of £22.

RHET offer a wide range of bookable activities within the Education Centre as well as many drop in activities throughout the Showground.

Please be aware that you do not need to pay for parking for your school groups on the RHS website if you are coming in a school bus or minibus. Parking will only be needed if you are bringing a car.

Payment for bookings this year can only be made online via the ticketing website. We are no longer accepting cheques as a form of payment due to a rise in administration costs.

Click here to make a school booking for the Royal Highland Show 2016.

If you have any questions regarding RHET at the Royal Highland Show 2016 please call 0131 335 6227.

Click here for a list of drop-in activities for this year's Show.

Click here to download a Risk Assessment to use for school groups attending the Show.

Scottish Power Energy Networks have generously contributed to a travel bursary for school groups from deprived areas to visit the 2016 Royal Highland Show on the 23 or the 24 of June 2016. Click here to fill out the online application form.

Teacher Training Session

For the first time ever, we will be running a teacher training event at this year's Show. For more information please click here.

To book a spot please contact Sara -

Volunteer at the Show

If you'd like to volunteer at this year's Show please fill out our online volunteer form.

We are delighted SP Energy Network have returned as one of our main sponsors of the Education Centre for 2016.