Berwickshire businesses set for Highland Showdown

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Berwickshire businesses are making final preparations to take part in a major showcase of the Scottish Borders at the Royal Highland Show (June 23-26).

As well as its traditional agricultural focus, the Highland Show will also highlight the amazing diversity of the Scottish Borders which has been chosen as the focal region for this year’s event.

Special funding has been provided by the Highland Show President’s Committee and Scottish Borders Council to enable businesses from across the region to attend the event and showcase everything from food and drink, attractions and textiles to events and activities.

The show is expected to attract over 180,000 visitors and Paxton House, Peelham Farm and the Allanton Inn will be amongst the businesses flying the flag for the region.

Peelham’s commitment to sustainability, integrity, traceability and taste is reflected in both its delicious range of produce and commitment to educating people about the food chain and ethical farming.

Chris Walton from Peelham said: “We’ll be offering showgoers the chance to taste some of our products but also promoting the educational aspect of our business including our “Own a Tamworth” pig scheme which has a strong educational element and our butchery courses.

“The Highland Show is giving us a chance to introduce Peelham to thousands of families.”

Over 50 businesses from across the Border’s region will be participating at the Royal Highland Show in five special showcase areas.

Richard Sweetnam, economic development manager at Scottish Borders Council said: “We are grateful to the RHS for giving us this opportunity to promote the best of what we have to offer to nearly 200,000 attendees at the show. The response from businesses has been great and we are looking forward to feedback from them during and post Royal Highland Show.”