Fifteen Orkney businesses will be flying the fly for the county at this year’s Royal Highland Show, which runs between 18 and 21 June at Ingliston, near Edinburgh.Orkney crafts assoc member LOGO

The firms – six from the local food and drink sector, and nine crafts producers – will exhibit their goods on special Orkney stands set up in the event’s food and trade halls. Around 180,000 people are expected to attend this year’s show – the 175th held.

Edgar Balfour, development manager for Orkney food, drink and crafts, said: “As the flagship agricultural event in Scotland and one of the most important shows of its kind in Europe, the Royal Highland Show represents a great opportunity for Orkney businesses to share their products with tens of thousands of people and, hopefully, attract vital new trade.OFD finaldfdffd

“It’s been a while since we’ve had such a strong Orkney presence at the show, with this event representing the first time our crafts businesses have attended as a group. We’re certain all the local firms exhibiting will make a big impact on the event, generating a great deal of interest in the islands and our incredibly diverse range of high quality goods.”

The Orkney businesses travelling to the RHS this week are:

Food and Drink                             

The Orkney Bakery

Orkney Cheese

The Island Smokery

Stockan’s Oatcakes

Williamson’s Butchers

Orkney Creamery

Crafts (led by Ortak Galleries)

David Holmes Ceramics

The Harray Potter

Orkney Bracelets

Shorelines Gallery

Scapa Studios

Orkney Soap Company

Isle of Auskerry

Castaway Crafts

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