See what is happening at this year's show

The Royal Highland Show is one of Scotland's most iconic events, showcasing the very best of farming food and rural life. A great day out for everyone of all ages, get up close to the country's top quality livestock, taste exceptional food & drink and experience rural living at its most vibrant.


2020 Royal Highland Show

There are several things to consider ahead of your visit to the Royal Highland Show, so let's start by finding the easiest way to get you there!

For information on getting to the Royal Highland Centre by public transport from anywhere in Scotland, please visit Traveline Scotland.

If you are travelling from outside of Scotland please visit GoEuro.

During the Show, traffic updates are posted on the Royal Highland Show Facebook and Twitter Pages.



Getting here

The Royal Highland Show is held at the Royal Highland Centre, just outside of Edinburgh City Centre.

Whether travelling by car, bus, air or rail, the Royal Highland Centre is easily accessible.

The Royal Highland Centre is located next to Edinburgh Airport, within minutes of the M8 and M9, and in easy reach of the city centre.

The Royal Highland Centre sits off Glasgow Road (A8) between Newbridge roundabout and the A8/airport roundabout, one of the main routes to the city. Further information about planning your journey can be found on the What's On Page. 

What to see

There really is so much to see and do at the Royal Highland Show, so it is worth planning your visit.

Scotland's Larder Live! is a showcase of cookery, talks and tastings, with hundreds of food and drink exhibitors from across Scotland, the UK and Ireland to enjoy. 

13th Avenue Arcade has everything from luxury fashions, arts and crafts, to homeware and gardening accessories with the chance to pick up the latest country style or rural life inspired art, soft furnishings or ceramics.

See record breaking action at the Forestry Arena with the Scottish Pole Climbing and Utility Pole Climbing Championships.

Enjoy the Grand Parade or listen to some fabulous music.

Whatever you decide to do, we're sure you will enjoy your visit to the Royal Highland Show.


Where to eat

Whether you choose to sample the delights on offer in Scotland's Larder Live! or choose to enjoy a tasty treat from one of our food-to-go caterers, we are sure you won't be disappointed. 

The Royal Highland Show is committed to working with caterers that offer quality food. In 2013, we introduced our industry leading Food Charter, to work with our onsite outlets to ensure the standard of food on offer is of the highest quality and primarily sourced from the best of Scotland's larder. 

What's on

The Royal Highland Show has lots to enjoy, from competitions, demonstrations, entertainment and activities. 

You can enjoy free talks and tastings in Scotland's Larder Live! and the Cookery Theatre.

A popular place for little ones is the RHET Discovery Centre, located on Avenue Q. There they can take part in cooking classes and learn more about where their food comes from. 

There's live music, great entertainment and lots to enjoy. 

Things to consider

Ahead of your visit to the Royal Highland Show, there are a few things we thought you should know. 

Once inside, you can experience the Show without spending another penny as all demonstrations, exhibitions and entertainment are free to enjoy.  You may need to buy something to eat or drink, however with so many samples available in Scotland's Larder Live!, you might need less than you think and you are welcome to bring a picnic. Alcohol is not permitted to be brought on site, however we have lots of great bars to choose from in the Showground.

As this Royal Highland Show is a popular event, it can attract big crowds. You may want to come to the Show on Thursday or Friday as these are usually less busy days. 


There are over a thousand exhibitors at the Royal Highland Show ranging from agricultural machinery, food and drink, arts and crafts and lots more.

Find out all the information you will need to have a trade stand at the Royal Highland Show


There are over 900 competitions at the Royal Highland Show.

Find all the information you will need to enter and compete. 

Royal Highland Show Store

Get Royal Highland Show ready, with some marvelous merchandise from the RHS store.