The purpose of RHET

The purpose of RHET is to bring farming and the working countryside and its practices to life for young people.

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Our history

RHET was established in 1999 and is the educational charity of the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS).

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Up & Coming Projects & Events

The Good Food Learning Resource

RHET in partnership with QMS have developed a new teaching resource aimed at secondary school teachers. The resource consists of three parts and is available for free on request. Each part is also available to download.

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Shake Up Your Wake Up Events

Previously Farmhouse Breakfast Week, Shake Up Your Wake Up events are no longer a week-long event in January but a year-round initiative led by AHDB. Click the button below to find where the next event near you is.

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'A Year In The Life' Video Series

We visited a farm in West Lothian for a year to find out what it's like to be an arable farmer in Scotland. Check out these videos and more by clicking the button below.

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Fundraising Nights

There are a number of fundraising nights taking place over the next few months - ranging from a ceilidh to a stovie supper. Why not head along for a great night as well as to find out more about what makes RHET great!

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What the teachers say

"Experiences like this are so important for young students particularly those from city areas. Nothing compares to the real ‘hands on’ experiences provided by true experts. An incredibly worthwhile venture."

Gerry Coyle, St Vincent’s Primary School


What the Stats say

Our services are always sought after by schools, year on year. The relationships that our Project Coordinators share with teachers and farmers alike are a key factor in our yearly increase in activity throughout the country.

1000+

Bus trips to farms, events and the Royal Highland Show.

350

School groups engaged in the School Programes throughout Scotland.

28,000+

Classroom talks have been delivered to school children.

23,000+

Wellies visited farms right across Scotland.

11,500

School children attend Farm Visits.


Our Partners

Being an educational charity we have an unbiased view of other organisations in our field and their activities.

The following websites belong to organisations working with RHET, carrying out similar work to RHET, or that produce educational resources relating to food and farming that may be of interest to educators.