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Lanarkshire girl heads to Singapore to represent Scotland’s agricultural industry

Carol-Anne Warnock from Sandilands Farm, Lanark has been awarded funding by The Royal Highland & Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) to attend the forthcoming Commonwealth agricultural conference in Singapore. Organised by the Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth (RASC), the conference will attract over fifty leading national and regional agricultural show societies working in twenty […]

RHASS seeks applicants for farming conference

The Board of Directors of RHASS are delighted to be able to offer two sponsored places to attend the Oxford Farming Conference 2017. Those who are interested in applying to be considered for sponsorship will, ideally, already be involved within the agricultural sector and will be able to demonstrate the reasons why attendance at the […]

SIR WILLIAM YOUNG AWARD FOR NORTH EAST SHEEP BREEDER

James (Jimmy) Gray Douglas from Fraserburgh, a sheep breeder recognised by fellow breeders and stockmen throughout the industry as an outstanding livestock breeder, judge and exhibitor, is the 2016 recipient of one of the livestock industry’s most prestigious prizes, the Sir William Young Award. The award, from the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland […]

RHASS announces nine Technical Innovation Award winners in Year of Innovation, Architecture & Design

Media Release The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) has awarded one gold medal, three silver medals and five certificates of commendation under its Technical Innovation Award scheme for 2016, Scotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture & Design. The gold award, which is presented for continuous outstanding merit to a previous silver medal winner, […]

RHASS ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE

MEDIA RELEASE The Royal Highland & Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) has announced the appointment of Alan Laidlaw as Chief Executive. Alan (38) from East Lothian, will take over responsibility for RHASS, the Edinburgh based charity that contributes £250m to the Scottish economy through its events business and flagship event, The Royal Highland Show. Currently Head […]

Solid Performance For RHASS In 2015 – Positive Results And Strong Balance Sheet

The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) has reported a solid performance with total income in the year ended November 30, 2015 at £7.06 million (2014: £7.26 million), down marginally on 2014 due to a £301,000 reduction in bequests: underlying income increased by £105,000. The Royal Highland Show delivered a second successive year […]

 RHASS urges members to register for EU Referendum postal vote

MEDIA RELEASE The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) is calling on its members to register for a postal vote in the EU Referendum, which falls on the first day of its flagship event The Royal Highland Show (23rd June). More than 50,000 people are expected to flock to the four-day event at […]

RHASS Chief Executive Announces Departure

MEDIA RELEASE   RHASS Chief Executive Announces Departure Stephen Hutt, Chief Executive of The Royal Highland & Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS), has today announced that he is to leave the Society at the end of April. Appointed in April 2011, Stephen has led RHASS through a number of significant changes, most notably the redevelopment […]

RHASS Directors give backing to changes at Royal Highland Show

MEDIA RELEASE Directors of the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) have today given their backing to a number of recommendations aimed at ensuring the best visitor experience for the 190,000 visitors expected at the 2016 Royal Highland Show. Created in consultation with the event’s stakeholders including Police Scotland, licensees and industry bodies, […]

Food and drink power list launches Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2016

Business leaders from across Scotland’s food and drink industry have come together to launch the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards. Business leaders that were successful at last year’s Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards came together today to welcome the launch of the awards. Representatives ranging from historic family businesses like Macsween and Ian […]