Event organisers welcome record number to Highland Show

29th June 2010

Event organisers in charge of the Highland Show welcomed a record number of attendees this year.

The showcase of Scottish farming, food and countryside attracted 187,644 visitors over the four days it ran, marking a 6.3 per cent increase on the previous year, reports the Scotsman.

Over 57,000 people turned up on Saturday alone, marking a 12.5 per cent rise on 2009's figure and making it the biggest one-day attendance in the show's history.

Show manager David Dunsmuir said: "Everything really has gone swimmingly this year.

"We didn't have any rain in the run-up to the event and we then had four days of really good weather."

He added that efforts on behalf of the event organisers to promote the range of things on offer in addition to animals and tractors had helped attract a new audience.

Earlier this month, it was reported that this year's London MCM Expo was the most successful to date, attracting more than 41,000 visitors over two days.