Dramatic help is sought for Highland Show

Scottish Borders Council has issued an appeal for Borders residents to help to promote the region’s presence at this year’s Royal Highland Show (June 23-26).

Over 40 businesses from the region are being assisted to exhibit at this year’s event and Scottish Borders Council is seeking volunteer “Butlers” to circulate around the Show to help to attract visitors to the Borders’ five showcase areas.

The volunteers will dress in eye-catching butler costumes to highlight the region’s historic visitor attractions and also the top levels of service offered across all aspects of Borders business.

Richard Sweetnam from Scottish Borders Council economic development department said: “The Scottish Borders is the focal area for this year’s Royal Highland Show and our region will have a really strong presence at the event through special showcase areas promoting our outdoor activities, food and drink, textiles, attractions and events.

“We believe the team of Borders Butlers will be an impactful way of drawing showgoers to the Borders stands at the event.”

The “butlers” will be provided with complimentary show entry and a special uniform for the day.

Richard added: ”Our ideal would be to have volunteers who have some drama experience and are confident in speaking to the public but we’d love to hear from anyone (male and female) who might be interested in helping out.

“As well as playing an important part in promoting the region I am sure it will be great fun and the volunteers will also have freetime to enjoy the Show.”

For more information on becoming a volunteer “Butler” at the Royal Highland Show contact Yvonne Bruce or Karen Finlay on 01578 722690 by June 7.