Visitor numbers up at Royal Highland Show

Visitors numbers to the show are up.
Visitors numbers to the show are up.
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The Royal Highland Show has come to and end, with an increase on the number of visitors during the four-day event.

Organisers said a total of 178,659 flocked to the event showcasing the best in Scottish farming, food and rural life at Ingliston over the weekend.

That was a rise of more than 8,000 on last year’s figure.

The 5,000 animals, including sheep, cattle, poultry and horses, were the main attraction with over £225,000 awarded to winning exhibitors.

Stephen Hutt, chief executive of the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland, said: “This has been an incredible four days in which the vibrant countryside has entertained show-goers in a splendid showcase of the finest food, farming and rural life.

“The show’s unique ability to connect consumers and producers cannot be underestimated and this is reflected in the high attendance figures.

“Additionally, significant business has been undertaken over the four days with many exhibitors commenting on visitors’ renewed appetite to spend. This is positive news for the industry and the economy.”