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STATEMENT ISSUED - Royal Highland Show 2020 Cancelled

It is with deep regret and huge disappointment that we confirm the cancellation of the 2020 Royal Highland Show. The show is Scotland’s largest outdoor event attracting up to 200,000 people each year and is the premier showcase for the food, farming and rural industry. Given recent and ongoing developments, this is the only course of action open to us.

Ticket holders should contact the RHS’ ticketing partner, Ticketmaster, via your Ticketmaster account via Tradestands, Livestock Exhibitors and Sponsors should contact your usual key contact or by email on:

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our Members, customers and partners for their continued support and wish you all the best throughout this challenging time. We hope to see you all again in 2021 for the next Royal Highland Show!


This is one of the top Honey Shows in Scotland. Run by The Royal Highland Show (RHS) and staffed by members of The Scottish Beekeepers’ Association, this open show is held annually as part of The Royal Highland and Agricultural Show.

Any person interested in entering can do so by going online to the Royal Highland Show Website, Livestock and Competitions section, and view the schedule.

Along with the honey show there is an education trail with guided tours, the opportunity for children to make their own candle, taste honey and view live bees in the observation hives. Honey, candles, beekeeping books and other beekeeping related items can be purchased in the marquee.


You’ll be welcoming visitors
The Royal Highland Show is the annual gathering of beekeepers from all over Scotland. With around 10,000 visitors every day we need YOU to come along and share the good news about honey bees and beekeeping. The general public is ready and willing to support bees and our Honey Tent is one of the most popular attractions at the Highland Show – thanks to the enthusiastic volunteer stewards who gather there to share their knowledge and passion for honey bees.

You’ll learn more about beekeeping
Stewarding is a great way to meet other beekeepers as well as a terrific learning opportunity. If you are a new beekeeper, you will be in a team alongside experienced beekeepers with the chance to learn more about the craft as well as to share your enthusiasm with the public. Team rotas are varied - engaging visitors, candle rolling, minding the exhibits and explaining what’s happening in the observation hives as well as offering information about bees and beekeeping in Scotland.

And you can talk about bees – till the cows come home!
Whether you’re a novice or an experienced beekeeper, as a volunteer you’ll be helping to create a friendly and memorable experience for hundreds of visitors to the Honey Marquee each day.

Come along, make new friends, and help promote beekeeping in Scotland.
If you’ve been before, please come again.
If you haven’t been before, then what’re you waiting for?

Contact Fiona for more info: