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Celebrating 200 Years of the Royal Highland Show as tickets go on sale

By David Porter

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Tickets go on sale on Friday.
Tickets go on sale on Friday.

Tickets are being released for the return of Scotland’s premier celebration of food, farming and rural life.

2022 marks the 200th anniversary of the much-anticipated Royal Highland Show and organisers have announced they will release a limited number of discounted early bird tickets from Friday, December 3 – just in time for the festive giving season!

Show revellers will be welcomed through the gates of the Ingliston showground from June 23 to 26, 2022, with lots of celebrations planned to mark the long-awaited return of Scotland’s largest outdoor event.

Show organisers are expecting more livestock entries than ever before, with exhibitors eager to enter the Royal Highland Show for the first time since 2019.

The host venue, the Royal Highland Centre, will come to life over the four show days in glorious technicolour with the bleats, cheeps and beats of fine farmyard animals, energetic rural demonstrations, music, shopping and show jumping performances, not to mention the best of Scottish food and drink.

The 200th anniversary show is shaping up to be a fitting celebration for a momentous milestone in the event’s history, which has grown from just a handful of attendees in 1822 to almost 200,000 in 2019!

In a change from the usual format, showgoers will be required to purchase entry tickets for specific days (Thursday – Sunday) and must be bought in advance, with the most popular weekend dates likely to sell out quickly.

As always, children under the age of 16 will go free with a paying adult.*

Show organisers encourage those wishing to attend to ‘buy now’ and play their part in the 200th anniversary celebrations.

Limited discounted early bird tickets are available from noon on Friday.

Ticket information:

Adult day single admit: £27.50 plus booking fee.

Children under 16 will go free with a paying adult (*max 2 children per paying adult).

Parking: £10 per day, two-day parking £15, four-day parking £20.

Tickets must be bought in advance.

Tickets available at: www.royalhighlandshow.org

Commenting on the ticket release, RHASS Chairman Bill Gray, said:

“With many months in the planning, we are so looking forward to what will be four thrilling days at the Royal Highland Show 2022.

"There is no doubt that we have come a long way since the first show 200 years ago, however the animals remain the star attraction.

"It is an incredible family day out – after all, where else can you get up close to farmyard animals, taste the best of Scottish food and drink, see world-class equestrians, experience the thrill of the Main Ring parade, or climb aboard a giant tractor?

"It simply is the best day out.

“We want all visitors to be able to attend on their preferred day, so our advice is buy now as it is very likely to be a sell-out Show.”

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