RHASS History

Since 1784, The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS), has been the respected standard-bearer for farming and rural industry in Scotland.

The purpose of RHASS is to support and encourage the best of Scottish agriculture and its practice. To actively communicate and bring to life its value and promote a greater appreciation of the impact of agriculture on everyday life. 

A registered charity, the Society plays a pivotal role in the creation of a better understanding of the management of Scotland's land and rural resources.

Over the last year, RHASS has:

  • Contributed over £250m to the Scottish economy
  • Attracted over 190,000 visitors to the 2017 Royal Highland Show - a world renowned showcase for the best in farming and food and an important business platform attracting exhibitors, farmers and general public from home and abroad
  • Delivered a curriculum-based education programme and interfaced with 70,000 Scottish school children
  • Hosted one million visitors at its 280-acre Royal Highland Centre conference & exhibition space
  • Received planning permission for a £30 million redevelopment of the Royal Highland Centre to include two additional hotels, a Scottish Centre of Excellence for primary and secondary produce, an expanded agri business hub, new conference space and upgraded access routes
  • Presented over £400k in awards & grants top promote excellence and innovation 

For more information on RHASS please visit the website.