A total number of 188,449 visitors were recorded at this year’s Royal Highland Show. This is almost 10,000 higher than 2014 and 805 more than the previous record attendance at Ingliston in 2010. This year more than 30,000 children attended the show, which is in its 175th year, free of charge, reinforcing the message that the event is family focused and loads of fun.
Our team spent most of the weekend at the show watching our customers compete and partners exhibit, although a large part of it was entering awesome competitions and sampling some of Scotland’s finest food and drink. Here is Steven with Alex Dunbar of the Glasgow Warriors at the RSABI stand.
We set up base at the Fullwood stand, which made sure we had a place to call home. They rocked the show with their M2 display and supplied all the tea and biscuits to keep us going during the cold days. Trioliet were also kind enough to take in one of our sales team to assist at their stand. We also stopped by Rumenco, Zoetis, IAE and Ritchie who were just some of our suppliers exhibiting during the event. We were also there to see our customers Russell and Margaret Gray of Langside, Lanark win their first Charollais championship.
The best sampling was with Aldi, running their taste comparison competitions, and the large number of gin companies on show. The best stand was definitely MG, who reminded us that they still make cars by lining up eight contestants at a time to take part in a driver simulation competition. This was definitely the biggest and best Royal Highland Show we have been to and was worthy of the hashtag #moohoosive advertised in the lead up to the event. We can’t wait until next year.