The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS), has announced that livestock and competition entries for the annual show in June opened at 12 noon on Thursday, March 21.

Competitors can now submit their entries for the following sections:

  • Beef Cattle
  • Dairy Cattle
  • Sheep
  • Goats
  • Heavy Horse
  • Light Horse
  • Farriery
  • Shearing
  • Fleece
  • Scottish Honey Championship
  • Scottish Dairy Products Championship
  • Scottish Handcrafts Championship

The closing date for cattle, sheep, goats, heavy horse, and light horse entries is April 19. Shearing and fleece entries close on April 30, farriery entries close on May 3, and all Scottish championship entries close on May 20.

Key changes to the 2024 competition programme have also been announced, including the addition of a Kerry Hill sheep section, a ladies’ shearing class, and the introduction of milk and cream competitions. The prestigious International Stairway showjumping class previously in the Jubilee Ring will now take place in the main ring, allowing working hunters to start earlier in the Jubilee Ring.

Entries for the showjumping class will open on April 24 from 12 noon.

An additional sheep ring will be in place to allow more flexibility around the judging timetable, and a new location within the heart of the showground has been assigned to the handcrafts competition.

Head of show for RHASS, David Tennant, said: “Each year as the show continues to grow, we look at how we can improve the experience for the farming community, competitors, and visitors. With the addition of some exciting new sections and classes in place for 2024, we hope to continue to capture the interest of both the showing community and our regular attendees, as well as welcome new audiences to experience all the show has to offer.

“We wish all entrants taking part the best of luck and look forward to seeing the highest standard of livestock and produce on show.”

Entries must be submitted through the online portal at no later than the stated deadlines.

Full details including entry requirements and competition schedules are now available to view on the Royal Highland Show website.