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Royal Highland Show 2014

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Public event
19-22 June 2013: £20-£25 (show entry price)
at The Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh
for the general public
Visitors at the James Hutton Institute marquee during the show in 2013

The James Hutton Institute will once again be inviting visitors to join them at their marquee during the Royal Highland Show where we will be showcasing the contribution our science and research makes to the continuing success of the Scotch whisky industry and related agriculture.

During the show we will also announce the winner of Best Soil in Show which has been run in conjunction with the Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs. This is the second year we have run Best Soil in Show which helps highlight the importance of looking after soils.

Our scientists will be on hand to answer your questions and tell visitors more about our work and short talks and discussion groups on our research are being presented throughout the show.

NEW for 2014: Expert talks and Q&A sessions

  • Friday 20 June, 11am: Managing our upland landscapes
  • Friday 20 June, 11.30am: Barley genetics
  • Saturday 21 June, 11am: Barley genetics
  • Saturday 21 June, 2pm: Can plant selection be used to reduce environmental impact of barley growth?
  • Sunday 22 June, 11am: Agri-renewables and Scotland's future landscapes

All our talks are completely free and everyone is welcome, just come along at the time.

The James Hutton Institute will also have a second display at the show where children  can find out more about soil science. It will be in the Children's Discovery Centre where we have a joint exhibit with Our Dynamic Earth and lots of fun activities to help you find out how soils are made and visitors can play our game to see which crop grows best in which soil.

For enquires contact events@hutton.ac.uk.

Find out more about the Royal Highland Show and book tickets online here.


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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.