The Royal Highland Show isn’t all sheep and tractors, you know.
As Scotland’s annual extravaganza of farming, food and countryside returns to the Royal Highland Centre at Ingliston, Edinburgh, there’s lots a bride-to-be could tick of her ‘to do’ list with a visit to the show, as Kirrie McNab at the event reveals, “I would imagine most people don’t traditionally associate the Royal Highland Show with wedding ‘shopping’. However, we have lots of exhibitors that can help with wedding plans. This year, for example, we have Geoffrey (Tailor) Highland Crafts Ltd (www.geoffreykilts.co.uk) in the shopping arcade – perfect for groomswear – where visitors will be able to watch a kilt being made on the stand.
“There are jewellers exhibiting who could make beautiful and unique wedding rings, such as Meredith Jewellery, from Tillicoultry (www.meredithjewellery.co.uk), and Rosemary Hetherington at Sculpture to Wear (www.sculpturetowear.co.uk).
“We also have a food and drink hall packed with artisan food and drink exhibitors, many of whom offer fabulous favours (such as Laura’s Chocolates http://www.lauraschocolates.com or Mrs Tillys www.mrstillys.co.uk) or could cater for a homemade Scottish wedding. Edinburgh-based Great Grog (http://www.greatgrog.co.uk) have the means of getting wedding guests into the party swing of things, while artisan producer Devenick Dairy based near Aberdeen (www.devenickdairy.co.uk) could provide the on-trend alternative to the wedding cake – a ‘cake’ made of cheese tiers.
Royal Highland Show, 19th-22nd June, Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston. Admission £25 with concessions at £20 available for senior citizens and students. All children under 15 accompanied by an adult go free. Early bird discounts available at £22 and £18.
Tel: 0131 335 6200, www.royalhighlandshow.org