Over 170,000 visitors flocked to The Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston (20th – 23rd June ) to visit The 2013 Royal Highland Show – an increase of almost 9,500 on the 2012 attendance figure. The event is Scotland’s largest outdoor event and an important showcase for food, farming and countryside. With a focus on Highlands and Islands, new attractions in 2013 included a giant 10-meter ‘mountain’ to climb and abseil, outdoor street food from award-winning chefs, Set4Sport with Judy Murray supported by RBS and almost 5,000 animals including sheep, cattle, poultry and horses. Commenting on the final figure – 170,556 over the four days – new show manager, Becky Elvin commented: “As my first show in charge, I am thrilled that we have again demonstrated the show’s enduring appeal. From tasting Scotland’s finest foods, to cycling around the new mountain bike track, to seeing the finest animals on parade – the Show is a once-a-year event that is for many, an attraction not to be missed”. Final figures 2012 in brackets:- Thursday 38,315 (38,342); Friday 45,334 (40,616); Saturday 49,705 (45,401) and Sunday 37,202 (36,883). Total 170,556 (161,242). The next edition of The Royal Highland Show will be taken from 26th to 29th June 2014.