Scottish gins and craft beers are set to take centre stage at this year’s Royal Highland Show.
Organisers of the event, which takes place from June 23 to 26 at the Royal Highland Centre at Ingliston, said they have made changes to the licensed bars and restaurants within the 110-acre showground in a bid to offer visitors “more variety”.
In a “nod to the gin revolution sweeping the country right now”, new bar The Botanical Garden is described as a “juniper lover’s sanctuary” and will offer a range of artisan Scottish gins and mixologists in one section, and craft beers and live music in the other – all in “secret garden surroundings”.
Other bars lined up for this year’s event include a craft beer bar run by Eden Brewery; a cider bar in the ‘countryside area’ of the show; new country music-themed bar The Stetson; a new Prosecco bar, operated by Gordon Castle; the Quaich Bar; Strathmore Restaurant; Stockmans Bar & Restaurant; and MacPhersons Bar & Grill.x
David Jackson, show manager for the Royal Highland Show, said: “Our new direction means that we are focussing on quality, not quantity, which will make things more socially orientated.
“We feel that by introducing these new smaller venues we can offer people real variety in their choice of where they head to eat, drink or socialise.”