What We Do
The Society is for people who value the rural areas of Scotland. It is for people who live and work in rural Scotland. It is for people who enjoy the finest products of our land-based and allied industries.
The Society is for everyone who supports the very best standards in agriculture, forestry and stewardship of the countryside, which are such an essential part of our heritage – and our future.
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Our founders’ vision of a ‘successful Society powered by its members, its people and its principles’ defines how we operate today. The Society’s values of Service, Quality, Value, Tradition and Trust have shaped our business; delivering strong relationships with members, customers and suppliers leading to exceptional trust in our business behaviour.
Throughout our long history, RHASS has been 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.
We actively support new talent and offer numerous grants and scholarships for students and young people looking to advance their careers and life experience.
RHASS also pays homage to those individuals who have dedicated their lives to the sector and our Long Service Awards are fitting tributes.
The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland is proud of its heritage and notable achievements in the promotion of land-based and allied business in Scotland. With over 16,000 members – many of whom are landowners and farmers responsible for the stewardship of Scotland’s countryside and environment – we strive to inspire innovation, excellence and achievement.
The Directors of RHASS are charity trustees. It is the Board of Directors that determines the policy of the Society and, being mindful of its Royal Charter, makes plans and decisions to guide the direction of the charity. The Board consists mainly of prominent farmers and agriculturalists elected from the Membership, from across the whole of Scotland. In this way, Members play an important and active part in the Society’s affairs.
A Proud Heritage
RHASS was founded in 1784 to promote the regeneration of rural Scotland, as well as the preservation of its poetry, language and music. Today, in the 21st century, the Society is for people who value the rural areas of Scotland. It is for everyone who supports the very best standards in agriculture, forestry and stewardship of the countryside, which are such an essential part of our heritage - and our future.
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