The Royal Highland Show

Celebrating the best of Scotland’s food, farming and rural life, the much-loved Royal Highland Show returns to Edinburgh this summer.

Highland Cow prize winners being paraded around arena
20th June - 23rd June
See website for tickets.

From cattle to tractors, live music to tasty food and drink, soak up the atmosphere of this fun-filled 4 day festival of farming life, which offers something for all ages.

Organised by the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland, the packed programme celebrates all aspects of rural life. Prepared to be captivated by world-class livestock displays, shearing spectacles, equestrian competitions, impressive agricultural machinery, technical innovations and energetic rural demonstrations – all while enjoying live music, plentiful shopping opportunities and sampling the country’s finest food and drink.

Sheep being sheared during sheep shearing competition at Royal Highland Show
Horse jumping a fence in arena as part of the equestrian competition.
two Lambs in a sheep pen

Featuring some of Scotland and Ireland’s liveliest musicians the popular Highland Hoolie also returns this year. Running on the evenings of Friday 21 and Saturday 22 June 2024, festival goers will be able to enjoy music and entertainment from eight folk and country acts. A combined ticket for both the Royal Highland Show and the Highland Hoolie is available.

To ensue you don’t lose your way round the showground, be sure to download the Royal Highland Show App – ideal for ensuring none of the day’s highlights are missed.

All permanent toilet blocks and main halls have accessible toilets. There will also be various temporary accessible toilets and three changing place facilities. There will be two accessible car parks – one at the east entrance and one at the west entrance. Advanced Mobility will be located at both these entrances (internal) and will have wheelchairs and scooters available to hire. For arrange a hire contact them on telephone 01274 297777 or through their website.

Edinburgh Trams offer services every 7 minutes to Ingliston Park and Ride from Edinburgh city centre. It is then approximately 25 minutes’ walk to The Royal Highland Centre. A shuttle bus will run between the tram stop and the east entrance every 15 minutes between 7am and 9pm. If travelling to the venue by bus, Lothian Buses service 98 runs between Edinburgh city centre, Haymarket Train Station and the Royal Highland Show east entrance. Admission and car parking tickets must be bought in advance online. It is not possible to purchase tickets on the door.

View details of this year’s event and book your tickets on The Royal Highland Show.

Girl sitting on a tractor
Food demonstration at the Royal Highland Show
Lady sampling Kirkjuvagr Orkney Gin