Quadrant One – New Members’ Pavilion & Event Space

Work is progressing on the exciting new Members' Pavilion and event space at the Royal Highland Showground at Ingliston. Coming to life on the site where the much-loved MacRobert stood for over 50 years, Quadrant One will provide a new meeting place at the heart of the Showground for those working in Scotland’s agricultural industries and rural communities. It will be a place where our members come together to socialise, share ideas and connect with each other.

RHASS Roadshow - for details of this autumn's regional events where you can find out more about Quadrant One and the Society's other wide-ranging work, visit our News page.

 

During the Royal Highland Show, members and their guests will be assured of ‘the best seat in the house’ on the landscaped terrace outdoors or through the pavilion’s floor-to-ceiling glass façade overlooking the main ring. They will be able to catch up with friends over a coffee or lunch in the Members’ Restaurant or enjoy a drink in the bar.

Multi-use event space

With over 600 square metres of flexible event and meeting space, this iconic new building will become the largest hospitality function space out-with Edinburgh’s city centre. The pavilion will be able to accommodate up to 350 for sit down functions and will provide the perfect venue to host conferences, weddings, parties and small exhibitions. Income raised from the hire of Quadrant One will help RHASS continue to develop, grow and promote the rural economy of Scotland. If you would like to support the Quadrant One Capital Campaign, please see below.

Quadrant One Exhibition at the Show

Thanks to everyone who came along to the Quadrant One exhibition at this year’s Royal Highland Show. It was lovely to have the chance to chat with so many of our members, hear your opinions and ideas and answer your queries. We were delighted to receive a few generous pledges to help us towards our £1.5 million fundraising target.

Frequently asked Questions and their Answers

Will the building be ready for next year’s show? Yes. Construction is ahead of schedule and on budget.

Will there be outdoor catering and seating areas within the Members’ Area at next year’s show? Yes, there will be.

Will there be an east and west entrance into the Members’ Area during the show? There are two entrances; East and West, into the new pavilion. Entrance to the Members’ Area itself will be only through the East during the Show.

Will there be an outdoor children’s play area? Will the small wooden train still be there? Yes. Due to space restrictions this year these were moved to the Countryside Area but will return to the Members’ Area in 2020.

Is the wooden floor sprung for dancing? Yes

Will the windows overlooking the main ring open? No – but the building will be fully air conditioned. The windows will be anti-glare tinted.

Will the MacRobert name be remembered in the new building? The previous members’ pavilion was partly funded by a generous donation from the MacRobert Trust, in return for which the building bore their name. We are looking at how we pay tribute to this support in the new pavilion.

What is the length of the front of the building? The building is 42m (138ft) plus a 3-metre overhang all the way round the building.

Will there be a balcony? The new pavilion will be on one floor, making it fully accessible. The building itself has been raised to offer elevated views down the length of the Main Ring from its floor to ceiling windows. A 3-metre deep covered patio area and wide grass-covered terraces offer further excellent vantage points.

Contact us at quadrant@rhass.org.uk with your questions and to register your interest in supporting this new meeting place for a new time and investment in the future of Scottish agriculture.

RHASS Regional Roadshow 2019

Our exhibition will be touring Scotland as part of RHASS’ Regional Roadshow this autumn. The events throughout the regions will offer the chance for members to meet up, speak with RHASS directors and staff and hear about the Society’s work and future plans. Further details and a link to make a free booking are available on our News page

The Future

If you would like to find out more about Quadrant One please complete the form below and we will give you access to an exclusive webpage as well as keep you updated in the progress of this exciting new home for Scottish agriculture.

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