Royal Highland Show 2024
The Royal Highland Show takes place on 20 - 23 June 2024.
The Show's opening times are :
Thursday 20th - Saturday 22nd : 7am - 8pm
Sunday 23rd : 7am - 6pm
You can bring a picnic but we do have a large offering of food to go establishments within our food courts.
Alcohol cannot be brought into the Showground.
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.
There are multiple permanent and temporary toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities located across the Showground. Please download the RHS App or purchase a programme on entry to the event to view the locations on our map.
We have Parent Rooms in the Cattle Hall and beside the RHET Discovery Centre and Changing Place facilities in the Cattle Hall, Members Area and Avenue H.
Smoking is NOT permitted in any enclosed building or space including the marquees.
Yes, please inform the gate attendant and you will receive a hand stamp to allow re-entry
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 Royal Highland 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.
In 2023, the return of Golden Shears World Sheep Shearing & Woolhandling Championships will wow them with lightning speed shearing - blink and you'll miss it!
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 entrances.
There will be a bike rack at the East entrance and West entrance. Please bring your own lock to secure.
During the four Show Days, dogs are permitted in the RHC on the understanding that:
- They will be kept on a short lead and under control;
- Owners will clean up after them;
- With the exception of assistance-dogs, they are not permitted in the following:
- Areas in which animals are contained, for example, the Cattle Hall and Sheep Pens;
- Areas densely populated by people including standing galleries, seating decks, grandstands, exhibition halls, marquees, tents, or buildings;
- Areas used for catering.
Please monitor the dog’s behaviour and if any of the animals react to your dog’s presence, move away. Those in possession of any dog may be asked to leave any area at the discretion of RHS staff. If required, due to an incident or situation arising on the day, those in possession of a dog may be asked to leave any area, at the discretion of RHASS staff.
Yes, we have a left luggage area inside the North Gate and a cloakroom in the Members Area.
Yes, parking is available to book online without having to purchase an admission ticket at the same time.
Please allow up to 24 hours for it to reach you and also check it hasn't gone into your junk mail folder.
If you still haven’t received it, please use the SEE Customer Service Portal here to retrieve it or email email@example.com with your booking name, booking email and if you have it, your order reference number.
Admission and car parking tickets must be bought online, in advance as there will not be any available on entry and may risk you being turned away from the event.
Unfortunately, we have a strict no refund or ticket swapping policy as stated in our Ticketing Terms & Conditions here which you agree to at the point of purchase.
If you chose Refund Protection at the checkout, this is through a third-party company, TicketPlan. To apply for a refund through TicketPlan, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
All tickets are e-tickets which are sent to you in your confirmation email received after you have made your purchase.
If you would like to add on additional tickets to your order, download your tickets as separate PDFs to send on, re-send your confirmation email or update your details, you can do this through the SEE Tickets Customer Service Portal :
Alternatively, please get in touch through the RHS Support Centre
You can do this by logging into the SEE Tickets Customer Service Portal and click on Add on more tickets once logged in!
You can purchase up to 50 tickets per day through our website. To purchase tickets for groups larger than 51, please contact email@example.com
Coach parking is free and does not need to be booked. As you approach the event, there will be signage directing you to the coach parking where the traffic stewards will park you up.
For more information on school groups, please visit https://www.rhet.org.uk/
Royal Highland Hoolie
No, you can purchase a combined ticket for both events.
RHS & Hoolie – Allows entry to the Royal Highland Show and the Royal Highland Hoolie.
Half Day RHS & Hoolie – Allows entry to the Royal Highland Show from 14.00 and the full Royal Highland Hoolie event.
Yes, the one ticket will grant you entry to the Royal Highland Show and the Royal Highland Hoolie.
Yes, all members of your party must have a ticket to attend the event.
For children 5-15 years you can purchase the Child RHS & Hoolie ticket. For those 16 and over, you can purchase any of the other Hoolie admission ticket options.
We will have a Family Area at the back of the crowd specifically for families with children under 12.
Accommodation / Transport
Lothian Buses Service 98 goes between Edinburgh City Centre and the Royal Highland Show East Entrance and Lothian Buses Service 97 goes between Edinburgh Park Station, Edinburgh Gateway Station, and the Royal Highland Show East Entrance.
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. It is a 10-15 minute walk from there to our South Entrance.
The Royal Highland Showground is located beside Edinburgh Airport, and it is a 15-minute walk from there to our East Entrance.
You can search for nearby campsites and accommodation on the Visit Scotland site: https://www.visitscotland.com/accommodation
Coach Parking is free of charge and does not require pre booking. There will be signage when approaching the Showground to direct you to the Coach Parking Area.
Members should receive details in the new year. More info to come!
You can apply to become a RHASS member by following this link - https://rhass.org.uk/members
Membership of RHASS, the Scottish charity behind the Show, conveys a number of benefits. As well as supporting RHASS’s charitable remit to support Scottish agriculture, members also get free entry to the Show, three copies of Society magazine every year and a number of other benefits including reduced costs on hotel stays and airport parking near the Showground. Members also get an exclusive discount off of Hoggs and Fife Clothing too!
Provided we have your up-to-date email address, you should receive an email with a link to reserve your day tickets to RHS in early 2024.
Once you have booked your days at the Show, your Members badge will arrive by post.
Friends and Family tickets and parking will be via email from our ticket vendor.
We are asking all our members to let us know on which days they would like to attend the Show. All members are able to come on all four days and if you need to retain flexibility as to which days you will attend, please do book for all four days.
We would appreciate that, if you decide later you are not coming on all four days, you let us know by sending an email in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For public safety reasons, we have set a daily capacity this year. Members will have priority to attend the Show, however if members are unable to come on a given day or days, then it would be of benefit to the Society to sell an additional ticket to a member of the public and thereby raise further charitable funds to support others.
This process will be detailed in the new year
In order to manage capacity, we require all members as well as all members of the public to purchase parking in advance via SEE tickets. In the current landscape this enables us to plan resources appropriately.
Limited overnight parking will be available for purchasers of 2 and 4-day tickets. Please ensure your pass is properly displayed at all times as checks will be undertaken. Please see terms and conditions on the back of the tickets and displayed in car parks.
We used this approach in 2022 which worked very well and plan to take this forward. We will also be communicating through press, media, social channels, website and emails.
All parking must be booked in advance.
As always with the Royal Highland Show and any other large events at the Royal Highland Showground, RHASS works closely with partners including Police
Scotland and City of Edinburgh Council on traffic plans and contingencies.
Go to http://portal.rhass.org.uk/email and complete the form.
DO NOT put this link in a search engine, TYPE IT IN TO THE ADDRESS BAR OF YOUR BROWSER.
Alternatively, send an email to
email@example.com and we will add your email address to your record for you.
Go to http://portal.rhass.org.uk/user/register and follow the instructions on the screen.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a note of your membership number (if you know it), name, address, postcode and date of birth.
The Membership Team will then set up a user account for you and send you a link where you will be able to create a password and log on to your user account and pay.
Send an email to email@example.com with a note of your name, membership number (if
known), previous address and new address and phone number.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a note of your previous name, membership
number (if known), new name and new address and phone number if you have also moved.
If you wish a new email address to be added to your record send an email to email@example.com asking us to update your record for you. Please do not attempt to log on to our system to change it yourself.
If you received an email from us then please DO NOT attempt to log on to our membership portal in any way to attempt to provide your email address again. We already have it!
Please be assured that although the confirmation message you will have received from our direct
debit provider GoCardless states your first payment will be collected in January 2023, your first payment will actually be collected within around 5 business days of you setting the direct debit up
and the following annual payments will commence in January 2024.
The emails for members will be sent out in early 2024!
This will be communicated to members in the new year
If you are not able to come to this year’s Show, please do still click on the link and let us know that you are not coming. If members are unable to come on a given day or days, then it would be of benefit to the Society to sell an additional ticket to a member of the public and thereby raise further charitable funds to support others.
The form cannot be amended after it has been submitted.
If you have made a mistake, please send an email as soon as possible to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Urgent: RHS form change’ in the subject line.
This will be communicated to members in new year
This will be communicated to members in new year
This will be communicated to members in new year
This will be communicated in the new year.
Find out more about our accessibility section in the visitors section of our website!
Yes - Advanced Mobility Solutions will operate two hire stations, with one at the West Entrance and one at the East Entrance. Please book directly with Advanced Mobility. To book by phone call 01274 297777 or via their website: https://www.advanced-mobility.co.uk/event-hire/event-hire-jdh96
Yes, there are baby changing facilities in all our permanent toilet blocks and Parent Rooms in the Cattle Hall and beside the RHET Discovery Centre.
We have dedicated disabled parking available – please have your Local Authority Disabled Badge displayed as you approach the car park and follow the signage.
We have three changing place facilities at the event. We have permanent facilities in the Cattle Hall and Members Area and a temporary facility provided by Mobiloo on Avenue H.
Every accessible admission ticket includes a companion ticket at no extra cost.
This will happen in spring 2024
These will be released in Spring 2024
These will be opened in March 2024
Returning applicants should have received a proposal from our trade stands team, which you should have either accepted, queried or declined.
Applications for new trade stands will open in early 2023!
Please email email@example.com if you have any Tradestands questions.
No discounted or complimentary tickets will be available when arriving on the Showground.
When checking in to our International Visitors Area, you are welcome to relax here and enjoy a complimentary refreshment.