Fifteen Orkney businesses will be flying the fly for the county at this year’s Royal Highland Show, which runs between 18 and 21 June at Ingliston, near Edinburgh.
The firms – six from the local food and drink sector, and nine crafts producers – will exhibit their goods on special Orkney stands set up in the event’s food and trade halls. Around 180,000 people are expected to attend this year’s show – the 175th held.
Edgar Balfour, development manager for Orkney food, drink and crafts, said: “As the flagship agricultural event in Scotland and one of the most important shows of its kind in Europe, the Royal Highland Show represents a great opportunity for Orkney businesses to share their products with tens of thousands of people and, hopefully, attract vital new trade.
“It’s been a while since we’ve had such a strong Orkney presence at the show, with this event representing the first time our crafts businesses have attended as a group. We’re certain all the local firms exhibiting will make a big impact on the event, generating a great deal of interest in the islands and our incredibly diverse range of high quality goods.”
The Orkney businesses travelling to the RHS this week are:
Food and Drink
The Orkney Bakery
The Island Smokery
Crafts (led by Ortak Galleries)
David Holmes Ceramics
The Harray Potter
Orkney Soap Company
Isle of Auskerry