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Royal Highland Show Illuminated events welcome almost 2,000 visitors to witness 200-year history of Scotland’s most prestigious agricultural show.

The Royal Highland Show Illuminated is celebrating success after making a month-long tour across Scotland.


 

The immersive installations, which saw the Royal Highland Show’s rich history projected onto buildings and historical landmarks, attracted 1,780 visitors across the eight dates.

The events, which were free to attend and produced in association with Turcan Connell, projected expressive imagery, woven together with never-before-seen treasures and untold stories from the Show archives, creating a magical experience which truly brought the Show’s illustrious history to life.

Overall, there were 170 pieces of archive footage and images, put together by Edinburgh-based digital artists Bright Side Studios, that formed the 5-minute-long visual history of the Royal Highland Show.

Royal Highland Show organisers, the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS), created the event to raise awareness of the Show and highlight its positive impact on Scotland throughout the years.

They took place in eight locations around Scotland, referencing how the Show would tour each of the RHASS regions annually before it settled permanently at Ingliston in 1960. These were Edinburgh City Chambers, Jedburgh Town Hall, Drumlanrig Castle, Dumfries House, Alloa Tower, Glamis Castle, Haddo House and Eastgate Shopping Centre.

RHASS Chairman Bill Gray commented:

“The Royal Highland Show is a key moment in both Scotland's events and agricultural calendar - these installations were the perfect showcase of its wide-ranging impact and influence over the last two centuries.

“However, the Royal Highland Show Illuminated also looked to the exciting future of both the Show and the Society. We hope that you’ll join us this June as we mark 200 years since that very first Show and celebrate the full return of Scotland’s biggest outdoor event.”

Supported by Royal Bank of Scotland, the Royal Highland Show will take place at the Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh, on 23-26 June 2022.

Tickets, including for car parking, must be pre-purchased online this year and no tickets will be available to buy on the gate. Tickets are limited in number this year with sell out days anticipated, so it is advised to purchase early.

For further information and to purchase tickets please visit www.royalhighlandshow.org.

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