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Royal Highland Centre
Ingliston
Edinburgh
EH28 8NB

 FAQs

A helpful guide for all visitors to the Show

  • What time does the Royal Highland Show open?

    Opening times are:

    Thursday - Saturday 07.30am - 20.00pm

    Sunday 07.30am - 18.00pm

     

  • Is my advance purchase ticket valid for any day?

    Tickets bought in advance can be used on any single day i.e. any one of the four days (Thursday to Sunday). Tickets are valid for one day only. 

  • Can I still purchase tickets before the Show?

    Advance tickets can be purchased online until midnight on Wednesday 21st June 2017 and will be sent electronically for you to print at home.

    Advance Ticket Price: 

    Adults: £22.00          *Concession: £19.00         

    On the Gate Ticket Price:

    Adults £27.00           *Concession: £22.00 

    Children aged 15 or under go free

    Car Parking: £8.00 per day per car

    *Concession Tickets are for registered students of those aged 60+

     

  • Do I qualify for a concession ticket?

    You qualify for a concession ticket if you are a registered student or age 60+ (Suitable ID may be required at the gate). 

     

  • What are acceptable credit cards for purchasing tickets?

    Visa, MasterCard and Eurocard are the only credit cards that are accepted at public entrances. We are NOT able to accept American Express.

  • Can I bring my dog?

    The Royal Highland Show is a busy place so we encourage you to leave your dogs at home. 

    If you decide to bring your dog, it must be kept on a leash at all times and with the exception of Assistance Dogs will not be admitted to the Grandstands, Exhibition Halls, Discovery Centre or Catering establishments. 

    Dogs must NOT be left unattended in vehicles. 

  • Can I hire a wheelchair or scooter?

    Electric scooters and manual wheelchairs will be available from Mobility Hire 4 You. Their two hire-stations will be located at both the East and West Gates. 

    Pre-booking is strongly recommended. 

    Book online at http://mobilityhire4you.com

    Telephone: 01353 653 752 

    Email mary@bartrams.net

    For visitors arriving by public transport at the South Entrance, arrangements may also be made directly with them. 

     

     

  • Is there disabled parking?

    Please ensure that your Local Authority Disabled Badge is displayed clearly on the windscreen of your vehicle on approach to the Show, so that Police can 

  • Does a disabled person get in free?

    No, however if you are an adult single person that is unable to access the Royal Highland Show without incurring the extra cost of admission for a hired carer, then the individual know as your hired carer would be permitted free of charge to the Show. 

  • Is there a place to leave my coat and bags?

    There is a left luggage facility situated in the reception area of the Highland Hall (Cattle Hall) located on 15th Avenue.

  • Are there 4-day tickets to the Royal Highland Show available? (How do I become a Member?)

    Should you choose to become a member of the Royal Highland & Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS), you will receive a four- day ticket to The Royal Highland Show along with other discounts and benefits. 

    Information regarding membership can be found at https://rhass.org.uk

     

  • What should I wear to to the Show?

    Think practical and wear appropriate clothing and footwear. The Royal Highland Show covers over 280 acres, and comprises of both indoor and outdoor offerings. 

    Scotland has been known to experience all four seasons in one day, so it would be advisable to opt for layering clothing and bring a waterproof. 

     

  • Who runs the Royal Highland Show?

    The Royal Highland Show is organised by The Royal Highland & Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS). A registered charity, RHASS plays a pivotal role in the creation of a better public understanding of the management of the land and rural resources. RHASS delivers world-class education programmes through its educational charity the Royal Highland Education Trust  and provides engaging platforms to showcase the best in farming, food and rural living through the Royal Highland Show. 

  • Am I allowed to bring a picnic?

    You are very welcome to bring a picnic with you, although you may wish to sample some of the wonderful offerings from the artisan producers, restaurants or food to go establishments located throughout the Show. 

    There are a number of bars situated around the Show and the times for all are as follows:

    Thursday - Saturday 11am until 10pm 

    Sunday 11am - 7pm 

  • What if I feel unwell?

    At the First Aid building, located on Avenue L at the east side of the main ring, there is a doctor, A&E trained nurse and ambulance. Foot and bicycle patrols respond to first aid around the site and a second staffed ambulance is ready by the jumping ring. Please as a steward, staff member, or official for assistance. 

  • Where are the toilets located?

    There are multiple permanent toilet blocks with disabled and baby changing facilities located across the showground. 

    There are is also a Parents Room located in the Highland Hall on 15th Avenue. 

  • Is smoking allowed anywhere in the Royal Highland Show?

    Smoking is NOT permitted in any enclosed building or space including the marquees.

  • What is the best time to avoid the queues?

    The Royal Highland Show attracts big crowds and this will inevitably result in some delays in entering the Show at peak times. 

    Our best advice is to arrive early - gates open at 8am. Purchasing advance tickets ahead of time also means that you can gain entry to the Show quickly and efficiently. 

     

  • Will there be queues to get into the car park?

    We have invested heavily in improving our car parking facilities to keep delays to a minimum. Car parking attendants will guide you to a space.

  • Can I leave and re-enter the Show during the day?

    Yes, please ask the attendant on the gate to stamp your hand.

  • What is there to do with children?

    The Royal Highland Show is a must for younger visitors and it is free for those aged 15 and under. 

    The Discovery Centre located on Avenue Q, is a must for children of all ages. There are interactive sessions which children can participate in, as well as lots of things to learn about. 

    Each area within the Show has a number of attractions including live music, the cookery theatre, Grand Parade and much more. Children can also get close to creatures in the poultry and honey marquees, where they can learn the bee dance and make candles.

    Many children love tractors, so it's worth visiting the machinery trade stands, however please don't allow children to climb on the displays - it is not safe for them to do so. 

    There will be free wrist bands for writing a parent or guardian's phone number, which helps ensure that you are quickly reunited with your child should they become separated. These can be collected from The Rotary Club at both main gates.

  • How much is it to park?

    Car parking is charged at £8.00 per car per day. 

    We encourage you to consider taking public transport and have worked with public transport operators to ensure convenient drop off and pick up points. Motorcycles and bicycles are not charged a fee. 

    There is no dropping-off and the police will not allow it to cause danger and disruption. 

  • Where can I get a taxi?

    There is a taxi rank outside the East Gate Entrance (Gate 1) located on Ingliston Road.

  • What is the best day to come?

    The majority of the Show is on a rolling programme with certain classes of competitions held on particular days. 

    Thursday and Friday are considered to be less busier and are considered to be the "trade" days with Saturday and Sunday considered as "family" days.

     

  • Where can i find out about trade stand offers?

    We suggest that you keep an eye out on social media as many of our exhibitors post special offers on these platforms. 

  • I want to treat a client to a VIP experience - where should I go?

    Membership to RHASS (The Royal Highland & Agricultural Society of Scotland) allows entry to the Members' Area with private dining room and superiors views of the Showground.