Showsec have secured a three-year contract to provide security services at The Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh, following a successful operation at the record-breaking 2017 show.

Last year, the security and crowd management company submitted a winning tender bid to deliver services at the 177th Royal Highland Show, which was held in June 2017. The new deal is a three-year extension to that contract after Showsec received unanimous praise for the role they played at the event.

David Jackson, who has served as Show Manager for the Royal Highland Show since 2014, said:

“Showsec performed to the highest of standards during the Royal Highland Show 2017, which was attended by a record 190,000 people over its four days.


They were meticulous in preparation and delivered our carefully thought-out crowd management and security plan to the highest of standards. Their staff were well briefed, well presented, dedicated, enthusiastic and had a common sense approach with an appropriate sense of humour.

“I had no hesitation in asking them back for the 2018 Royal Highland Show and look forward to them making the experience, for all that attend, even better,” he concluded.

The Royal Highland Show has earned a reputation as one of the biggest and best events in the UK when it comes to celebrating the best of farming, food and rural life.

Winning the contract for such a prestigious event is an important step for Showsec, as they continue to build a stronger presence at events and venues across Scotland.

Gary McGuire, Showsec’s Area Manager for Central Scotland, said:

“Signing this three-year contract cements our place at Scotland’s largest event and further diversifies our portfolio, whilst underpinning the continued growth of Showsec in Central Scotland, and across the region. With many other new ventures on the horizon, this is an extremely exciting time for us.”

Paul Allott is a director and co-founder of Event Industry News, Event Tech Live and the Event Technology Awards.