There was something for everyone at Scotland’s largest event, the Royal Highland Show, which took place at Ingliston, Edinburgh. last week.

Show organisers hailed this years' showcase of Scottish agriculture a success, with the four-day-event welcoming over 220,000 visitors through the gates - making the Royal Highland Centre the sixth largest population in Scotland, bigger than Paisley or Dunfermline and with more attendees than Taylor Swift’s recent record-breaking concerts.

327 trophies were presented across the event, and a prize fund of £208,073 was competed for and awarded at this year’s event.

The Queen's Cup, which was presented by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1960 to commemorate her presidency of the Royal Highland Show, was awarded to the dairy section.

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This year saw it presented to the Laird family from West Linton after their win in the dairy section. They were scooping the coveted prize two years back-to-back, and are only the second family to do so, and are the third to win it for a second time.

Over 2500 livestock exhibitors presented over 6000-head of the best of the country's stock, and over 800 exhibitors, stretching across food, drink, clothing, artisanal crafts and agri-trade were in attendance.

Friday and Saturday sold out, with the show releasing figures stating that general tickets sales up 2.5% from last year.

Over 21,311 children attended over the four days, including 5630 school pupils from 215 school groups came along for free through RHET (Royal Highland Education Trust).

The John Miller Perpetual Challenge Trophy was presented to Catherine Marshall for her outstanding contribution to heavy horse showing and breeding.

Over 9000 people spent Friday and Saturday evening at the Royal Highland Hoolie, with country and folk music from an array of artists including native Scottish band Tide Lines and Irish singer Derek Ryan.

Head of show for RHASS, David Tennant, said: “This year we have seen the show return in all its glory, and it has been a true delight to see generations from across the agricultural community come together to celebrate their great achievements, learnings, stories and make new memories, just as it has been to see visitors and families enjoy all that the Show has to offer.

“It's great to see the ticketing strategy that was implemented in 2022 in its third year produce a record £3.3million gross ticket return. With more tickets available to the general public than ever, it’s fantastic to see the demand has been met with strong ticket sales.

“While the Show is renowned for its historic and traditional aspects, namely the livestock competitions and parades, over the years we have developed it so far beyond that, and every year we build and grow on the last with an ever-increasing focus on sustainability while ensuring we continue to elevate the visitor experience.

“I’d like to thank everyone for playing their part, from our members, exhibitors and competitors to our staff and members of the public, for helping to make the 2024 Royal Highland Show a truly unforgettable event!”