Orkney firms fly flag for county at Royal Highland Show Orkney firms fly flag for county at Royal Highland Show

Orkney firms fly flag for county at Royal Highland Show

Fifteen Orkney businesses will be representing the islands 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:

The Orkney Bakery, Orkney Cheese, The Island Smokery, Stockan's Oatcakes, Williamson's Butchers, Orkney Creamery, Ortak, David Holmes Ceramics, The Harray Potter, Orkney Bracelets, Shorelines Gallery, Scapa Studios, Orkney Soap Company, Isle of Auskerry, Castaway Crafts.