I loved my first visit to the Royal Highland Show! It was even bigger than I’d anticipated with so many things to see and so much to explore! Thankfully I was on a limited budget, otherwise I would have come home with half the contents of the craft tents!
We obviously spent a fair bit of time in the Food Hall, sampling all the delicious things on offer.
Highlights were the Taste of Arran Caramalised Onion Cheddar, Strathaven Ales’ Craigmill Mild Black Ale & the Gin Bothy Chilli Gin!
Being a keen knitter, I loved seeing all the different sheep. It was nice to put a sheep to the wool, so to speak; and the lambs were just too cute!
I was sad we didn’t manage to find the Highland Cows but loved all the Shetland Ponies. We did see some Champion Cows which made me wonder how one judges a cow? What criteria makes a Supreme Champion??
We caught some of the Grand Prix Showjumping and it looks even more impressive in person than on the telly. We also stumbled on one of the Wagon Shows, which I really enjoyed, who knew it was a thing!?!
Apologies to Eden Mill for not stopping by the Gin Garden to say hello, it was starting to pour with rain when we eventually found it, so had to take evasive action in favour of gin drinking.
The thing that absolutely topped my day was getting to sit in a John Deere tractor! Little known fact, I’ve always wanted to drive a tractor, still do. So getting to sit behind the controls and push all the buttons was part way to realising a dream!
Until next time~