Ever since it got its Royal Charter in 1784, the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) has been committed to helping individuals and organisations that improve, encourage, benefit, or otherwise advance rural Scotland. It does this through grants, scholarships, awards and other support. This work is funded in large part from money raised at the Royal Highland Show, and through events and venue hire on the showground at Ingliston.
In this episode of OnFARM, Monty explores the scope of this charitable work. He also asks what RHASS needs from its supporters after the 2020 Show’s cancellation and loss of millions of pounds due to Coronavirus.
This episode hears from:
- Alan Laidlaw, RHASS chief executive
- Matthew Lambert, sales director of Lambert and Dyson Ltd
- Will Charlton, Arable Marketing Manager at Limagrain UK
- Penny Montgomerie, Nuffield Farming Scholar and SAYFC chief exec
- Geordie Dun and Willie Hill from Campbell of Oxton hauliers
- Professor Lee Innes from the Moredun Research Institute for animal health