Published on 30th June 2012
It wasn't controversy in the cattle judging that had the press room steamed up at the Royal Highland Show – but rather soggy wet clothing drying out after the downpours.
Still, a great spread was enjoyed by Guild members and guests at the end of the first day of the show, organised by Eddie Gillanders and his wife.
Guild members Marcello Garbagnoli, Farmers Guardian photographer, and Catherine Laurenson of MacGregor Photography captured these images of the event.
Vion Food Group supported by McDonald's (wine), Mackie's of Scotland (ice cream and crisps), First Milk (cheese), William Morrison (beer and soft drinks) and Marks & Spencer (strawberries and raspberries).
Freelance photographer Wayne Hutchinson tucks in.
Guild chairman Adrian Bell (left) with Howard Venters of Shepherd Publishing.
Jo Pugh, National Beef Association, with Ben Briggs, news editor on Farmers Guardian. Alongside are Howard Walsh, business editor of Farmers Guardian, and PR Doreen Forsyth.
PR specialist Carol MacLaren of Quality Meat Scotland (left) discussing the day's events with freelance Nancy Nicolson.
Scottish Government press officer Tom Whittles with team leader Alison Gilfillan.
Ken Fletcher, deputy and technical editor on The Scottish Farmer, with freelance classic and vintage machinery specialist Pete Small (right).