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Royal Highland Show 2016

Public event
23 - 26 June 2016: £22-£27 (gate entry price)
at The Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh
for the general public
James Hutton Institute marquee at the Royal Highland Show

The James Hutton Institute is delighted to 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 Scottish farming, food and land-based industries.

During the show we will launch our research programme for the next five years, as well as announce the winner of Best Soil in Show which has been run in conjunction with the National Farmers Union of Scotland, Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs and Soil Association Scotland. This is the fourth year we have run Best Soil in Show which helps highlight the importance of looking after soils. Join us for a Scottish Superfoods Breakfast on Friday - not a Goji berry or chia seed in sight!

Our scientists will be on hand to answer your questions and tell visitors about the practical applications of our current research.

Demos, Displays and Dialogue

Visitors can learn more about the following areas of research by speaking with experts and getting involved in demos:

  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Water and Flood Management
  • International Barley Hub
  • Food and drink from beans
  • Vertical Growth Systems
  • Intercropping with barley and peas
  • Soil Forensics
  • Scottish Superfoods
  • EPIC Disease Detective

And for the children!

Children can come and visit our family-friendly exhibit in The Education Centre, also on Avenue Q across from our marquee, where they'll find lots of fun activities to help them find out about the importance of pulses and legumes. Explore the microscopic world around us with our Scanning Electron Microscope. Take home a kit to grow your own Tom Thumb pea plant. Learn how glasshouse staff at the James Hutton Institute look after the thousands of plants we raise every year as part of our research .

For enquiries contact

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.