A LIMITED number of discounted 'early-bird' tickets for 2022's Royal Highland Show will be released this Friday, December 3 – just in time for the festive giving season!

The 2022 RHS – being held on the Ingliston showground from June 23 to 26 – will mark the 200th anniversary of the show, which has grown from just a handful of attendees in 1822 to almost 200,000 in 2019!

However, the shadow of Covid 19 has not completely retreated, and the Royal Highland And Agricultural Society Scotland has indicated that due to capacity restrictions and Covid-safe requirements, it will be asking members – who will still receive free entry into the show – to let it know in advance which show days they intend to attend.

RHASS chairman Bill Gray, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming our members to the show following last year’s hybrid showcase and the cancellation of the 2020 event. We are particularly excited to unveil our members pavilion which has been waiting patiently for the Show to return.

“Capacity restrictions and Covid-safe requirements will mean we are asking members to let us know in advance which show days they intend to attend. This will be done online and in the new year, each member will need to provide us with an individual email address so we can process members’ passes efficiently and effectively.”

For non-RHASS members, show organisers are encouraging those wishing to attend to ‘buy now’ and play their part in the 200th anniversary celebrations. The discounted early bird tickets will be available from 12pm this coming Friday, December 3, from https://www.royalhighlandshow.org/

Mr Gray added: “With many months in the planning, we are so looking forward to what will be four thrilling days at the Royal Highland Show 2022. There is no doubt that we have come a long way since the first show 200 years ago, however the animals remain the star attraction so we look forward to welcoming our exhibitors along with the wider agricultural community.

“We want all visitors to be able to attend on their preferred day, so our advice is buy now as it is very likely to be a sell-out Show.”

An adult day single ticket will cost £27.50 plus booking fee. Children under 16 will go free with a paying adult, with a maximum of two children per paying adult. Parking will be £15 for one day, £20 for two days and £25 for four days.