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Throughout the highlands, lowlands and islands people produce our food and drink, manage and conserve our countryside and provide access for sport and recreation for millions. Here you can find all the latest news about these fine people.

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RHASS annual funding rounds open to rural and agricultural projects

Up to £10,000 is available for individual projects that drive sustainability, education, innovation, and wellbeing

01 Feb 2024 / News / by RHASS

Harvest Thanksgiving for Scotland’s farmers held at St Giles Cathedral

Tractor and combine harvester were in situ on the Royal Mile for an all and no-faith church service tribute to our food producers.

09 Oct 2023 / News / by RHASS

Cultivating Social Well-being in Rural Scotland: The Role of the Royal Highland & Agricultural Society of Scotland

In the picturesque landscapes of rural Scotland, where rolling hills meet serene lochs, there's a thriving community deeply connected to the land. But beyond the breathtaking scenery lies a crucial yet often overlooked aspect of rural life: social well-being.

10 Oct 2023 / News / by RHASS

Judges announced for 2024 Royal Highland Show

 The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) has announced the judges for next year’s Royal Highland Show.

20 Dec 2023 / News / by RHASS

A letter from our CEO

Our Chief Executive, Alan Laidlaw, recently penned a letter to the Edinburgh Evening News in response to Edinburgh City Council signing up to the Plant Based Treaty detailing how the narrative that meat and dairy are the main drivers of our climate emergency is worrying.

31 Jan 2023 / News / by RHASS

Royal Highland Show launches 2024 tickets as gates close on a world-class event

A limited number of early bird discounted tickets to the 2024 Royal Highland Show will be released at 6pm today as the gates close on this year’s event - which welcomed the world’s best sheep shearers amongst the 217,000 people who flocked to the show over the four days.

04 Jul 2023 / News / by RHASS

How RHASS supports innovation in farming

Throughout our long history, RHASS has committed to rewarding excellence and innovation by giving awards that reflect the sentiments contained in our Royal Charter - improvement, encouragement, benefit, communication, preservation and advancement.

07 Nov 2022 / News / by RHASS

Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth II

RHASS are deeply saddened by the news of the death of Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth II.

08 Sep 2022 / News / by RHASS

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