A Message from our Patron – Her Majesty the Queen
My family’s association with the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society can be traced to 1787 when it was granted its first Royal Charter. Since then the Society’s history records more than two centuries of notable achievement in the advancement of agriculture and rural life in Scotland and the tireless efforts of many generations of practical farmers, noted academics, scientists and innovators.
The expertise so prevalent in Scottish agriculture, encouraged and promoted by the RHASS over many years, means that Scotland, as a renowned food producing country, can face the challenges of a wider world with confidence.
Nearer to home the Society faces its own challenges of developing the major asset of its land and buildings, with foresight and imagination, into an impressive gateway to Edinburgh and Scotland. As Patron, I am confident that the Society will continue to flourish as a standard bearer of all that is good about rural Scotland.