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Royal Highland Show

Royal Highland Show

Soil Association Scotland will be all over the show this year!

Instead of having our usual stand this year, we will be popping up around the place, so keep an eye out for us! Get in touch to arrange a catch up or come along to one of these events:

Thursday 22 June 3–4pm
Join us at the Scottish Government Pavilion, across from Ingliston House, for Soil: Knowing What You've Got with James Bretherton, Agscope and Leslie Sloan of Meadowflatt Farm, as part of our successful farming work.

Have your soil questions answered over a cup of tea and a biscuit, and hear from our farming team what our programmes are offering in 2017, and what changes farmers have made as a result of our work.

RSVP or email contact@soilassociation.org

Friday 23 June 9–11am
We'd love if you could join Helen Browning, CEO and us for our famous Organic Breakfast on Friday in the Upper Highland hall (above the cattle lines). Come and share your views and successes with us, and meet some well-kent faces from across the agricultural industry.

As this breakfast is growing more and more popular each year, please let us know if you are coming along. We wouldn't want you to miss out on a tasty start to the day!

RSVP or email contact@soilassociation.org

We'd like to thank Forestry Commission Scotland and Triodos for their support of this event.

Friday 23 June 11am
After the breakfast it’s on to the JHI marquee on Avenue Q, across from the RHET Discovery Centre for the Best Soil in Show prizegiving at 11am. Presentations will be made by Andrew McCornick, NFUS President and Helen Browning, CEO Soil Association.

We are hoping for another overall winning sample from an organic farm, as we've had for the last two years. RSVP to events@hutton.ac.uk

Friday 23 June 1pm & 2pm
Soil Association Licensee and bread making legend Andrew Whitley will be giving a presentation at 1pm on Friday 23rd at Scotland's Larder Live followed by a cooking demo from Organic Served Here Pioneer Neil Forbes at 2pm.

Neil will be cooking:

  • Belhaven-cured organic smoked salmon mousse on toasted sourdough with organic salad leaves
  • Loin of organic Perthshire lamb, gem lettuce, asparagus, potato, radish and mint
  • Warm Phantassie Organic garden rhubarb and ginger with thick cream and a ginger crumble

Neil will also be judging the Scottish Bread Championships. Awards will be presented on Thursday at 4pm in the Chef's Theatre.

Friday to Sunday
Join our Food for Life Scotland team in the RHET Discovery Centre to find out more about good food and how it gets from the soil to your plate.

There will be an activity for teachers (Friday) and families (Sat/Sun) around the provenance and preparation of a typical FFLSH-awarded school meal.

Thursday and Friday
Please let us know if you want to come along to get your questions answered at our soils session, to add your name to the breakfast list for a tasty start to Friday morning, or if you just want to be kept informed about the other things that we are doing.

Email contact@soilassociation.org or ring 0131 666 2474.

Please note this invitation does not provide entry to the showground.