Royal Highland Show - A Live Showcase!
Wednesday 12 May 2021
The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) will see Showjumping, along with all their other planned activities take place behind locked doors. However, there isn't any need to miss out on the action as livestock judging, equestrian, food & drink and rural skills and will be livestreamed from the showground in Edinburgh to a global audience making It a Royal Highland show Live Showcase!
The announcement follows detailed planning in collaboration with the Scottish Government so as to develop an event that highlights the best of farming, food and rural life, both for a domestic audience and internationally, maintaining Scotland's reputation as the Perfect Stage for major events. Work will continue in the run up to the event to ensure that strict Covid-19 protocols are in place. Scottish Government funding of up to £750,000 will be provided to support the event, protecting the long-term sustainability of the Royal Highland Show and recognising its key role as a vehicle for education and cultural promotion of the Scottish rural and agricultural industries.
Speaking about the event, RHASS Chairman, Bill Gray said: “This year’s Showcase will give us a fantastic opportunity to bridge the gap between a no show year in 2020 and the 180th Royal Highland Show celebration in 2022, the bicentennial anniversary of our very first show.
“The support we have garnered from the wider agricultural sector, coupled with Scottish Government funding, reinforces the importance of the Royal Highland Show. This Showcase will enable us to shine a light on our farmers and rural communities who have been steadfast throughout this pandemic and allow us the opportunity to promote rural Scotland to a wider audience.
“This event will see Scotland’s agricultural industry taking centre stage as the country re-emerges from this dark time. It will be a tremendous Showcase of everything that RHASS champions from equestrian to technical innovation, Scotland's finest produce to sheep-shearing, forestry to farriery and of course the finest livestock. It is our opportunity to bring to life our industry’s work, to support our sector's mental wellbeing and create greater understanding between producer and consumer to help build a sustainable industry.
The RHASS will host showjumping In the Andrews Bowen all-weather arena from Thursday 17 to Sunday 20 June with classes Including the Scottish leg of the International Stairway along with a £4,000 to the winner of the Highland Showcase Grand Prix. There will be a number of additional classes Including a HOYS Grade C qualifier.
Entries are now open and all Information can be found at www.royalhighlandshow.org
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