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Royal Highland Show

Hosted by Eddie Gillanders the member event at the Royal Highland Show is not to be missed. Drinks, nibbles, and an opportunity to meet fellow members is offered at the end of the first day.

It is free to attend and non-members are welcome but should contact Tom Hunt to establish availability ahead of the event.


Royal Highland Show Gathering 2024

Thursday 20th June
18.30 – 20.30
Upper Foyer, Lowland Hall

BGAJ members are invited to join us for a special Scottish celebration of Eddie and Marion Gillanders, who after decades of editing and publishing one of Scotland’s premium publications, Farm North East, have decided to retire.

Eddie, a senior fellow of the BGAJ, has been at the helm of organising the BGAJ Burns Supper and the annual Royal Highland Show gathering for over a decade, ensuring that the network remains active and well-informed of Scottish news and events.

He served as president of the Royal Northern Agricultural Society from 1989 to 1990, and was Agricultural Editor for the Press and Journal for 11 years. His work has appeared in Northern Scot, the Forres Gazette, the Banffshire Herald, the Banffshire Advertiser, the Banffshire Journal, the Huntly Express, the Turiff Advertiser, the Ellon Advertiser and the Inverurie Advertiser to name a few. He was awarded an MBE in 2005 for his contribution to media and agriculture.

Please join us as we acknowledge and celebrate with Eddie and Marion over a few drinks, and Scotch Beef Burgers and salad, kindly provided by Quality Meat Scotland.

Our thanks go to the Royal Highland Agricultural Society of Scotland for donating the space.