June 29, 2015
The unseasonably cold and windy weather did nothing to deter visitors to the Royal Highland Show, recently held at Ingliston, near Edinburgh in Scotland. The organisers reported a record total attendance of 188,449 visitors over the four days of the event - almost 10,000 higher than last year and 805 more than the previous record attendance in 2010.
Whilst the animals and livestock competitions were the stars of the show, visitors also made their way in large numbers to the machinery area of the event where David Holmes, UK Sales Director, and Craig Thomson, Territory Manager, welcomed a steady stream of visitors to the Great Plains stand.
“We’ve taken some really good enquiries over the course of the show,” said Craig. “In particular, we’ve seen plenty of interest in the new Great Plains three metre Saxon minimal disturbance drill, which was making its debut appearance in Scotland along with our new three-metre, mounted no-till drill, the 3P1006NT. The Flatliner subsoiler, DTX cultivator and our range of presses represented by UniPress, CultiPress and X-Press models, also proved to be as popular as ever with farmers north of the border,” he added.
The Royal Highland Show is Scotland's largest outdoor event, contributing an estimated £47.1m to the Scottish economy last year.