This year, we’re doing something different at the Royal Highland Show, working with more than 30 food and drink businesses from the Aberdeenshire area in a pop up farm shop, which is a key part of the Aberdeenshire Village showcase on 7th Avenue.
The Highland Show historically travelled around eight electoral regions in Scotland. Since 1961, when it has been permanently based at Ingliston, the tradition continues to have a focus from one of those eight areas. 2017 is Aberdeenshire’s turn.
Under the key themes of food and tourism, the pavilion will showcase some of the best things that Aberdeenshire has to offer. Think castles (there are 300 of them), golf courses (55 of these), 165 miles of coast, mountains including Munro’s like Lochnagar or hills like Aberdeenshire’s iconic Bennachie, 13 distilleries, and not least the farming which in turn has contributed to many food and drink businesses established in the area.
Visitors will find traditional foods like world famous beef, salmon and shortbread alongside local specialities like Cullen Skink, Butteries and Skirlie as well as new products, some of which are being launched at the Show. There’ll be the opportunity to sample a wide range of products – our team will be on hand at lunch time on Friday with something special for you to try!
If you like watching experts at work, head for the cookery demonstration theatre which features some excellent local chefs, cooking the best of Aberdeenshire produce.
There’s also a focus on antiques, art and craft, with stunning displays and the opportunity to see artists at work as well as buying direct from them.
Visitors will also be able to have-a-go at putting and enter a competition for a wonderful golfing prize in Aberdeenshire.
It’s going to be one of the main attractions at this year’s Royal Highland Show. Visit the event website for full details, opening times and to book tickets.