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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 […]

Judges Announced For 176th Royal Highland Show

MEDIA RELEASE The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS), organisers of the Royal Highland Show, has announced the judges for the 2016 event. The task of placing around 7000 head of the country’s top cattle, sheep, horses, goats and poultry will be in the hands of 48 judges from Scotland, 49 from England, […]

Royal Highland Show thanks Peebles primary school for WWI Partnership

    Media Release The Royal Highland Show, the best of farming, food and rural life, has donated £1,000 to Eddleston Primary School in Peebles as a thank you for the valuable contribution its pupils made to the 2015 event’s World War I exhibition. For six months, the Eddleston pupils researched how their parish was […]

RHASS makes donation to Scotland’s ‘rural Samaritans’ The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) has announced it is making a donation to the tune of £14,000 per year, for the next three years, to the Royal Society Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RSABI). The Ingliston based agricultural charity, which has a remit to support and […]

Wigtownshire Farmer Appointed RHASS Chairman Designate

              MEDIA RELEASE The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) has announced its Chairman Designate for 2016/17 as Wigtownshire sheep and cattle farmer, Keith Brooke F.R.Ag.S. Under the RHASS’ procedures, Mr Brooke, who is currently a Director at RHASS, will serve for one year as chairman-designate and then […]

RHASS Announces Presidential Team For 2015 – 2016

The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) has appointed Lord David Thomas Kennedy, 9th Marquess of Ailsa, as Society President. Having just taken up his position in late July, Lord Kennedy will preside over the 176th Royal Highland Show in 2016 with his home region of Strathclyde the ‘host’ area. Before inheriting his title and estates, […]

SIR WILLIAM YOUNG AWARD FOR KILSYTH LIVESTOCK FARMER

The renowned Blackface and Charolais breeder, Archie MacGregor of Allanfauld, Kilsyth is the 2015 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), recognises outstanding contribution to livestock breeding and commemorates the service to Scottish agriculture by […]

RHASS STATEMENT REGARDING EAT DRINK DISCOVER SCOTLAND

RHASS has today confirmed that its food & drink event, Eat Drink Discover Scotland (EDDS), will not return as planned in September 2015. The two-day event, billed as giving visitors the opportunity to ‘taste Scotland in one day’, has been put on hold while the Society, which hosted Scotland’s Larder Live! as part of this […]

NEW APPOINTMENT FOR ROYAL HIGHLAND AND AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF SCOTLAND

The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) has announced the appointment of David Alcorn as Society Secretary. David has worked with the Society for six years, most recently as Livestock and Competition Coordinator, and has a wealth of experience in the workings of the Society, its committee structure and charitable remit. Outside of work, […]