The Royal Highland Show 2017: Our Guide

Just over a week to go until Walkers Shortbread descends upon The Royal Highland Show 2017!

The Royal Highland Show is one of the most iconic outdoor events to date in the United Kingdom, celebrating the best of Scottish countryside, farming and agriculture. And Walkers Shortbread are delighted to be exhibiting at the show once again, and we hope to see you there.

The show attracts a whopping 200,000+ visitors each year, both agricultural professionals and spectators of all ages.

If you are not sure what to expect from the Royal Highland Show, from how to get there and what to wear (it is in Scotland remember!), we have a little guide to help you below.

And for all you Shortbread lovers, why not visit our stand and meet the people at Walkers Shortbread.  We have a Luxury Products Bag available for purchase and more…


The Royal Highland Show takes place at the Royal Highland Centre in Ingliston outside Edinburgh in Scotland, normally every June. This year, the event takes place from June 22 to June 25, and the doors open at 07.30 each morning.

You will find the The Royal Highland Centre located close to Edinburgh Airport, and there is plenty of parking for visitors so it certainly does not disappoint in this respect. 

If you wish to visit the showground, it is also easy to get to, whether you go by car or by public transport. Travel details are available here, and you can find more information in the FAQs. 

You can buy tickets for the 2017 Royal Highland Show here.


Image credits: The Royal Highland Show / Facebook

The Royal Highland show is celebrating its 177th anniversary in 2017, and this year’s show promises to be an extraordinary one.

We would recommend that you choose practical clothes, wear layers and make sure you keep warm and dry as many events are outside without cover.  Here comes the sales pitch… a Walkers umbrella could come in handy to protect you against the rain and we can help with this!

It is a good idea to wear sturdy footwear, preferably waterproof. The Royal Highland Show brings together farming, food and the countryside, and it is a wonderful chance to experience the Scottish rural industries. There will be over 5,000 live animals on show, including top quality pedigree livestock and horses. Machinery displays and demonstrations, food stalls, competitions, entertainment and music are all exciting parts of the show, which has plenty to offer for the whole family.


We are proud exhibitors at The Royal Highland Show, and you can find us at Stand G08

Walkers are representing some of the world’s finest food traditions with our family run business in the village of Aberlour in the beautiful Scottish Highlands.  

There will be tasting samples of our premium shortbread, baked from the traditional recipe handed down through the generations, a range of products available for purchase including our Luxury Selection of Products in a bag for £10.00 (RSP £16.50) pictured below and a chance to learn about how Walkers work behind the scene.

We look forward to seeing you at the Royal Highland Show!