Showsec have been presented with a prestigious opportunity to achieve further growth in Scotland after securing a contract to work with one of Europe’s iconic celebrations of farming, food and rural life.
The crowd management and event security specialists will play a key role in delivering the 177th Royal Highland Show in June when almost 190,000 visitors will make it the biggest event of 2017 in Scotland.
As well as the prestige of being associated with such a high-profile occasion in the Scottish calendar, it is an exciting time to work with the Royal Highland Centre as they are investing heavily in staging outdoor events.
Showsec have landed an initial one-year contract for the Royal Highland Show, but there is the potential for a three-year extension.
“The successful tender for the Royal Highland Show is a fantastic achievement for the Scottish regional operation of Showsec,” commented Scott Anderson, the Company’s Regional Manager north of the border.
“As Scotland’s largest outdoor event, the Royal Highland Show has a long-standing reputation for excellence and quality.”
He added: “This is a great opportunity for us to build on our success in Scotland and provide crowd management expertise to help the Royal Highland Centre develop into Scotland’s premier event destination.”
Anderson will head up Showsec’s delivery of the RHS operation between June 22nd and 25th.
He will be assisted by Gary McGuire as Project Manager with Tony Hume, Steve Dyker and Andy Hamilton forming the basis of the operational delivery.
In showcasing top quality livestock, exceptional food and drink and rural living at its most vibrant, the Royal Highland Show attracts 1,000 exhibitors and 4,500 head of livestock.
More recently, music has also become a prominent feature with over 50 bands and musical groups playing on the two bandstands on the site.
These have included school and rock bands, as well as HM Royal Marines and pipe and drum bands, providing variety to suit all music tastes.