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RHET gala auction lots announced

By 11th December 2019 No Comments


The team behind the first-ever RHET Gala Fundraiser Dinner, which takes place on Friday 21st February 2020 at Ingliston, has today offered a sneak preview of some of the auction prizes that guests can bid for at the event.

RHET Gala Auction Lots

In celebration of their 21st Birthday, RHET is holding their first-ever Gala Dinner on Friday 21st February 2020 to help raise funds to continue, build on and expand their fantastic work. In addition to farmer and comedian, Jim Smith, compering the evening, an auction and silent auction will add to the excitement. Prizes up for grabs include concert tickets (which are already sold out!) for a famous artist, a dining experience at Harvey Nichols, wine-tasting, wonderful accommodation and holiday offers, a personal styling experience and a ‘money can’t buy’ experience with a Michelin starred chef.

The Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) works with volunteers to provide free educational activities and experiential learning opportunities for Scotland’s children. Arranging farm visits and classroom education and providing teacher training and educational resources, RHET’s purpose is to bring farming and the working countryside and its practices to life for young people. The funds raised through ticket sales and auction lots will help enable the delivery of food and farming education.

In addition to the superb prizes and lots on offer, the evening will treat guests to a three-course meal of delicious Scottish produce prepared by the chef team from Saltire Hospitality. There will be vegetables from East Lothian, Scotch Beef, Scottish Salmon, fruit from Fife and much more.

Individuals or businesses able to contribute prizes or support the event through gifts in kind, sponsorship or goodie bag donations are encouraged to get in touch as soon as possible.

RHET Gala Auction LotsKatrina Barclay, RHET Executive Officer, said:

I know it’s a busy time of year but please do get your tickets booked for this much-anticipated event before Christmas so that you are not disappointed. We are putting every effort into making sure that the evening is exciting, unique and fun, as well as raising much-needed funds for RHET. It will be the perfect evening for entertaining clients or customers or to enjoy with friends, old and new.

One of the auctions may be silent but you can guarantee that the music and surprises we are arranging will make for an evening that is buzzing with excitement and fun.

We are also still seeking more auction prizes and other commercial support and sponsorship to help with our fundraising goals and so if you have anything you can contribute, I should be delighted to hear from you. Everything we raise will be used across the entire RHET national network.”

The Gala Dinner will take place in the Lowland Hall, Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, on Friday 21st February and tickets are on sale now from for more information visit or email


  • The Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) was established in 1999 as the educational charity of the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS).

  • Each year, RHET ensures that over 70,000 children will visit a working farm, or benefit from a classroom activity focused on food and farming. This opportunity is provided free of charge to primary and secondary schools across Scotland.

  • It costs in the region of £400k per annum to support the delivery of RHET services every year.

  • Please follow RHET on social media for regular updates about the event. Facebook – The Royal Highland Education Trust. Twitter @TheRHET. Instagram @theroyalhighlandeducationtrust

  • Please start using #RHETGala now to keep the conversation going!

  • The Gala Dinner will take place in the Lowland Hall, Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, on Friday 21st February from 6.30 pm until 1 am. Tickets are on sale now from Dress code: Black Tie.

  • RHET Gala Auction lots will be available to view online from January (anticipated date 10th) 2020 and those unable to attend the dinner may place bids online.
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  • Anybody interested in sponsoring the event in some way should contact

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