Each year The Royal Highland Show rolls into town and a whole host of farmers and animals descend upon the Royal Highland Centre at Ingliston. This year they are bringing with them something tasty ‘Scotland’s Larder Live!’ a food extravaganza bringing Scotland’s larder to the fore. If that’s got you thinking I’d love to go then keep reading for a chance to WIN a pair of tickets!
Scotland’s Larder Live hopes to showcase a diverse range of quality, Scottish produce (and some exciting tastes and flavours from other parts of the world). It’s hope it will be a dynamic, experiential food show, promoting and celebrating our food provenance, regionality and seasonality. Over 120 producers will be featured, showing off the quality ingredients Scotland has to offer. The event will ambitiously reposition and refresh the Food Hall by building interactivity and visitor engagement and bring to life the main consumer message of ‘farming equals food’. It will be a lively, stimulating, informative and interactive area full of smells, sights and samples.
The Show has been lucky enough to receive funding to produce a new ‘Food To Go’ map which will provide showgoers with information about the event’s on-site catering, helping visitors to find delicious food for lunch, dinner or a quick bite. Each 2015 Food To Go provider will have passed the Year of Food and Drink Food Charter, meaning showgoers can rest assured their food is responsibly sourced and, where possible, bought locally.
The Cookery Theatre – this year featuring top chefs such as Neil Forbes, Paul Wedgwood, Craig Wilson, David Haetzman and Fred Berkmiller – will have a theatrical element, with chefs and celebrities being challenged to whip up a dish against the clock. Tastings and talks will give showgoers the opportunity to meet some of Scotland’s finest producers with plenty of audience engagement and participation.
Show Manager, David Jackson, explains: “42% of visitors come to the Royal Highland Show to enjoy the food and drink. This year we want to appeal to and attract a new and bigger urban consumer audience by developing and growing our food and drink offering whilst remaining true to our core values.
“The Royal Highland is the only food event in Scotland that links together the farmer, the food producer – sometimes one and the same with farm diversification – and the consumer. With over 120 food and drink producers from across Scotland and the rest of the UK, the Royal Highland is Scotland’s Larder Live!“
The Year of Food and Drink is all about celebrating Scotland’s natural larder and the people, landscapes and culture behind our iconic food heritage. Food is an integral part of the visitor experience in Scotland and this year is the opportunity to showcase local cuisine and provenance.
How to win yourself a pair of tickets for the Royal Highland Show. All you have to do is enter below. The tickets are valid for one day of the show and you must be able to attend between 18th and 21st June. Travel is not provided, see terms and conditions in app below for more details.