Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland

The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) was founded in Edinburgh in 1784 as the Highland Society of Edinburgh.[1] The Society was formed two years after the repeal of the Dress Act of 1746, at a time when there was renewed interest in Highland culture. It was formed largely in reaction to the subsistence crises of 1782/3 when many of the estates in the highlands and islands of Scotland were not producing enough food to feed tenants.

Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland
Formation1784
Location
  • Ingliston House, Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh, EH28 8NB
Membership
~16,000
Key people
President: Fiona Armstrong, Lady MacGregor

Chairman: William G Gray

CEO: Alan Laidlaw

The Society is responsible for organising the annual Royal Highland Show.

Famous members include Sir Walter Scott and James MacDonald, secretary from 1893 to 1912.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Society's Foundation". The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland. Archived from the original on 18 October 2011. Retrieved 18 September 2010.

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