Scottish Government programme – Royal Highland Show
Scotland’s Rural Affairs and Environment ministers have a packed programme ahead for this week’s Royal Highland Show.
Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead will attend the show on Thursday and Friday while Environment Minister Paul Wheelhouse is also attending on Friday.
Among the events which will be taking place is a speech from Mr Lochhead where he will outline the benefits of independence for rural Scotland. Immediately prior to his speech, there will be a related photo opportunity with Mr Lochhead in the sheep lines.
A media briefing has been scheduled for both days and both ministers will be available for interview.
Thursday, June 20
0830-0930 – Richard Lochhead speech at QMS breakfast (QMS stand)
0930 – Media briefing with Richard Lochhead (QMS stand)
1000 – Photo opportunity – launching return of Specially Selected Pork label in ASDA stores (ASDA stand)
1430 – Photo opportunity – promoting recycling initiatives (Coca cola stand)
1500 – Photo opportunity and launch of advice leaflet on horse passports (BHS stand)
Friday June 21
0930 – Photo opportunity with Richard Lochhead (sheep lines)
1030 – Richard Lochhead speech on vision of independence for rural Scotland (Scottish Government pavilion). Followed by media briefing.
1130 – Photo opportunity with Richard Lochhead and Young Farmers for their 75th anniversary (Young Farmers Stand)
1130 – Photo opportunity with Paul Wheelhouse and Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park volunteer rangers (SEARS tent)
1230-1330 – Photo opportunities as Richard Lochhead tours the food hall.
1230 – Photo opportunity as Paul Wheelhouse presents FCS Finest Woodland awards (Scottish Government pavilion)
1400-1430 – Photo opportunity as Richard Lochhead presents prizes at Tesco/McIntosh Donald steak competition (Tesco stand)
1400 – Photo opportunity with Paul Wheelhouse in the honey bee marquee
1500 – Richard Lochhead participates in Lloyds TSB Q&A
Marion MacKay : 0131 244 2560 / 07771 555600