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.

How is the Royal Highland Centre connected with the Royal Highland Agricultural Society of Scotland?

Since 1784, The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS), has been the respected standard-bearer for farming and rural industry in Scotland. With over 16,000 members, its key remit is to promote Scotland's land-based and allied businesses.

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, food and rural life.
  • Delivered a curriculum-based education programme and interfaced with 70,000 Scottish school children through The Royal Highland Education Trust.
  • Hosted one million visitors at its 280-acre Royal Highland Centre event & exhibition space
  • Presented over £400k in awards & grants to promote excellence and innovation 

For more information on RHASS please visit the website.

The Royal Highland Centre is the trading name of a fully owned subsidiary of the RHASS registered as Highland Centre Ltd. Registered company no. 265245.