The Royal Highland Show have responded to show-goers waiting to hear about the ballot system for hotel accommodation on site, they entered when putting livestock entries in for this years’ event.

In previous years, the outcome of the ballot was made public in April, but an email was recently sent to applicants explaining that RHS is was negotiating rates with the hotel, and asking if any of those on the ballot who have sorted accommodation and would like to withdraw.

However, head of Royal Highland Show, David Tennant, said: “We hold a ballot system for accommodation at the Holiday Inn every year to allow competitors to stay as close to the venue as possible.

“To ensure that we get the most competitive price for show attendees, negotiations with the hotel, which changed hands in 2023, have taken slightly longer than hoped.

“Our discussions have been worthwhile, and we’re pleased to announce that we have negotiated room discounts of up to 16% on market rates. We will be in touch with those who applied for the ballot imminently.” Each year RHASS is allocated 80 rooms in the hotel for the duration of the Royal Highland Show.