Accessibility at the Royal Highland Show
Find out about all facilities and measures we take to make sure everyone enjoys the Royal Highland Show! If you need any more information please email email@example.com
Adult Accessible Day Single – This ticket is your admission ticket and includes one complimentary companion ticket.
Please be aware that when booking tickets you will be asked to upload evidence for your purchase to be accepted. This includes a Blue Badge, PIP (Personal Independence Payment), Letter from a Medical Professional etc.
Accessible Parking – You can purchase Single Day, 2 Day or 4 Day Parking tickets. Please note a Blue Badge is required to gain entry to the Accessible Car Park.
We have two accessible platforms at The Royal Highland Show. One to view the Main Ring
and one to view the Jubilee Ring.
Spaces on these platform are by first come first serve and you may be asked to show your Accessible Admission Ticket on entry to the platform.
The accessible platforms are uncovered so please dress appropriately for the Scottish weather.
As platforms have a limited capacity, these are strictly for access customers plus one companion. All platforms have ramp access.
Our RHS App supports all the native Apple and Android accessibility features, including screen reading as well as offering accessible wayfinding routes! Simply download it through the Apple Story or Google Play Store
All our permanent toilet blocks and main halls have accessible toilets. We also have many temporary accessible toilets across the event.
We have three changing place facilities at the event.
Bench - Adult Sized
Hoist – Ceiling, Loop
Washbasin Fixed Height
Floor Space (sq. m) – 12m2 or larger
Changing Bench – Height Adjustable, Adult Sized, Wall Mounted
Hoist – Ceiling Track Hoist
Washbasin Fixed Height
Large Bin for Pads
Floor Space (sq. m) – 28
We will have a temporary Changing Places Toilet just off Avenue H
We will have a temporary Changing Places Toilet provided Mobiloo.
Hygienic Room Design
Adult size height adjustable changing/shower trolley
Full XY ceiling track & 200kg ceiling hoist
Cassette toilet with drop down bars, grab rails and space either side for self-transfer or carers.
Grab rails beside sink
Wall mounted privacy screen
Hot/cold shower/rinse down facilities
Full room climate control via ultra efficient air source heat pump
Level entry & floor design with flush floor drain
Variable height mirrors & coat hooks
Colostomy/stoma shelf near toilet
Contrasting features to aid those with sight impairment
Auditory & visual sensory provision with in room user accessible controls
Emergency panic alarm
Full room sensor lighting & extractor fan
Accessed via semi-permanent ramp with high grip mini mesh deck & full handrail system allowing for truly independent access as required
Advanced Mobility are located at both the East and West Entrances (internal) to the Showground and have scooters and wheelchairs available for hire. To book either phone them on 01274 297777 or book via their website https://advanced mobility.co.uk/collections/the-royal-highland-show-2024
There are two Accessible Car Parks; one at the East Entrance and one at the West Entrance. Follow Event Signage from the A8 then follow the specific Accessible Car Park Signage.
East Accessible Car Park
The car park is across the road from the East Entrance on uneven hard standing. The walk way to the East Entrance is via a dedicated pedestrian route on flat ground.
West Accessible Car Park
The car park is across the road from the West Entrance and is on grass. You will be able to see the West Entrance from the car park. The walk way is on grass and uneven track.
Taxi Drop Off/Pick Up Point
There is a taxi drop off/pick up point right outside the East Entrance on Ingliston Road.
Lothian Buses Service 98 - Frequent buses between Edinburgh City Centre, Haymarket Station and the Royal Highland Show East Entrance.
Holders of a National Entitlement Card (Under 22s, Over 60s, Accessible Card Holders etc.) and children 15 and under, travel for free on this service.
Each Lothian Buses bus can hold 1-2 manual or motorised wheelchair/scooters or specialist wheelchair buggy which is no larger than 700mm wide, 1200mm long and 1350mm high or class 2 scooters with 3 or 4 wheels no larger than 600mm wide and 1000mm long, with a turning radius not exceeding 1200mm.
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There is a bus stop at the top of Ingliston Road outside the South Entrance that services the below buses –
Citylink - 900
McGill's Scotland East – 18, 20, 63, X24, X25
Stagecoach – 747
Lothian Buses - X18
The closest tram stop to The Royal Highland Show is Ingliston Park and Ride. Ingliston Park and Ride is a 15-minute walk from our South Entrance or there is a shuttle bus that goes back and forward from Ingliston Park and Ride and the East Entrance every 15 minutes between 07.00-21.00.
Tram stops can be accessed via gently sloping ramps or lifts with each tram having two dedicated wheelchair/buggy spaces per tram and dedicated priority seats.
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The closest Train Stations are Edinburgh Gateway and Edinburgh Park. Lothian Buses Service 97 stops at both stations and travels to the East Entrance of the Royal Highland Show.
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Assistance dogs are welcome everywhere at the Royal Highland Show, but please be aware that some areas of the event can be densely populated by people.
The event takes place on a 110-acre showground. The majority of pathing is tarmac roads or boardwalks. Although, our trade stands and displays are also spread over grass areas.
The Showground is made up of a grid system for each avenue. This is shown on our RHS App, event programme and directional signage. The programme can be purchased at inside the entrances at the event.
Our most congested areas are around the Main Ring on Avenue O/7th Avenue, inside Scotland’s Larder and on 13th Avenue which is the avenue that runs towards Scotland’s Larder.
Cattle Hall (Highland Hall)
This building is accessible by wide doors with a width of 1.79m. The public area to view the cattle is all on the ground floor.
There will be a strong animal smell and loud noises by the animals in this area.
The flooring is flat concrete but it may be covered in hay which could make it inaccessible for wheelchairs, scooters or prams.
The Cattle Hall closes to the public at various times throughout the day when animals are moving between the Hall and the Showing Rings. Closure timings are displayed in the Main Foyer of the Cattle Hall.
You can view the Clydesdale Horses in the Central Hall via an indoor ramp from the Cattle Hall.
Scotland’s Larder (Lowland Hall)
This building is accessible by a lowered pavement and doors with a width of 1.66m. The doors do have a small lip on the floor but there are fire exits at the side of the building which would accommodate a wheelchair, scooter or prams.
This building is only one level. The walkway around the exhibition will be carpeted.
Scotland’s Larder and the avenue that leads to the hall are one of the busiest areas during the event.
We will have a Medical Centre at the top of 13th Avenue and Welfare Facility on Avenue K. For any medical or welfare requirements please speak to one of our safety stewards.
We have a Quiet Area next to the welfare tent on Avenue K if you need some time out from the busy event. This area will have soft furnishings and fidget and sensory toys available to use in the area or borrow for your time at the event. There will also be ear defenders for children and adults available to borrow.
Opening Times – 10.00-18.00
We have seating areas in the Countryside Area, The Green Food Court, The Craft Food Court and East Food Court.