Next year 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 exhibitors and visitors will be welcomed through the gates of the Ingliston showground from June 23-26, with lots of celebrations planned to mark the long-awaited return of Scotland’s largest outdoor event.
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.
RHASS members will still receive free entry into the show, however there are changes for 2022 with member access processed exclusively online.
RHASS Chairman Bill Gray explained: “We are looking forward to welcoming our members to the show following last year’s hybrid showcase and the cancellation of the 2020 event.
“We are particularly excited to unveil our members pavilion which has been waiting patiently for the show to return.
“Capacity restrictions and Covid-safe requirements will mean we are asking members to let us know in advance which show days they intend to attend.
“This will be done online and in the new year each member will need to provide us with an individual email address so we can process members’ passes efficiently and effectively.”
For non-RHASS members, show organisers are encouraging 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 (December 3) from the Royal Highland Show website: www.royalhighlandshow.org/
He added: “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 so we look forward to welcoming our exhibitors along with the wider agricultural community.
“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.”