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New app to help visitors ‘bleat’ the crowds at Highland Show
Polo the goat unveils the new app for visitors to this year's Royal Highland Show/Supplied
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New app to help visitors ‘bleat’ the crowds at Highland Show 

A new app will help visitors ‘bleat’ the crowds this year at the Royal Highland Show – helping people to fill their days with fun-packed activities at the annual agricultural event.

The free RHS app is designed to ensure audiences don’t miss out on classes, exhibits and shopping, helping them to navigate the arena at Ingliston showground near Edinburgh Airport.

Featuring an interactive map of the venue, users can access an overview of what is going on in each area and be provided with way-finding routes across the site.

The app will also enable show organisers to highlight in real-time specific ‘not to be missed’ events and attractions, such as the start of the Grand Parade, celebrity chef demonstrations or the show jumping Grand Prix. 

Users will also be able to quickly access links to live results from the showground as well as stream RHS TV straight to their devices. 

The app, launched by Polo the goat, can be downloaded on both iPhone and Android devices and is available for free in both the App Store and Google Play. 

The app release comes as the show celebrates its bicentenary in 2022, marking 200 years since the very first Highland Show took place in 1822. The app will also compliment the brand-new RHS TV, which will see a dynamic mix of live and pre-recorded content from the show broadcast online throughout the four days, all available to access for free and featuring the perfect balance of livestock judging, equestrian classes, culture, interviews, food & drink and of course, the grand parade. 

Presenting RHS TV in the mornings will be Dougie Vipond, with Sarah Mack taking the reins in the afternoons. Not only beamed across the globe, RHS TV will also be transmitted across the showground on giant screens throughout the four days. The content captured will be available to watch back on the Royal Highland Show YouTube channel. 

Mark Currie, director of operations at the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS), organisers of the Royal Highland Show, said: “The RHS app marks another exciting step forward into the future for the Royal Highland Show, allowing visitors to experience the show like never before.  

“We know there is simply so much to see at the show that some people don’t know half of what’s going on, so the RHS app will make sure they can experience as much as possible.” 

The Royal Highland Show, supported by the Royal Bank of Scotland, will take place 23-26th June 2022. Tickets, including for car parking, must be pre-purchased online this year and no tickets will be available to buy on the gate. Tickets are limited in number this year with sell out days anticipated, so it is advised to purchase early. The Show will be broadcast online this year via RHS TV, funded by the Scottish Government. For further information and to purchase tickets please visit www.royalhighlandshow.org

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