240 Years of Stories

Throughout 2024 we will bring to life the profound influence RHASS has had on countless lives and society in Scotland over the centuries, highlighting pivotal moments and personal narratives from members, grant recipients, industry bodies, and individuals.

In collaboration with The Scotsman Group and OnRecord Podcast, we will embark on a twelve-month journey to gather stories across the length and breadth of the country.

We encourage anyone to share their memories with us and be part of creating a living legacy of our past 240 years. These stories will act as a form of remembrance, connection, and celebration, honoring the enduring impact of RHASS on generations past, present, and future.

Willie Logan

Athelstaneford, East Lothian

At 91 years old, Willie Logan is a pillar within the agricultural industry. Listen to him chat about his farming experiences, meeting his wife Betty, the Royal Highland Show and advice for future generations.

James & Hamish Logan

Athelstaneford, East Lothian

James, a third-generation farmer and his son Hamish talk about the future of farm life, change and family succession in the agricultural community.

Ailsa Smith

Kintyre, Argyll and Bute.

Ailsa Smith, a solicitor in Turcan Connell’s Land & Property team, comes from a background in dairy farming.

Catherine Sloan

Elliothead Farm, Perth.

An agricultural and rural property lawyer at Turcan Connell, Catherine shares memories of growing up on the farm and experiencing the Royal Highland Show as a child.

Catriona and Russell Brown


Meet the Browns: Brother and sister, Catriona and Russell Brown, have been involved with their family’s organic farm near Peebles from a young age. They sit down to discuss their upbringing, farm developments over the years and the Royal Highland Show.

50 Voices – Part 1

Live from the Royal Highland Show.

Recorded live from the Royal Highland Show 2024, listen as a collection of showgoers (featuring competitors, visitors, academics and farmers) explain what RHASS and the Royal Highland Show means to them.

50 Voices – Part 2

Live from the Royal Highland Show.

Part 2 of our 50 Voices Podcast. From judges and directors to showgoers and families, listen as visitors share memories and stories from Royal Highland Shows gone by!

Do you have a story to tell?

Please share it with us, and be part of our 240 years of celebrations.

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