Farmers Club members and their guests enjoyed an excellent pre-show dinner at the Royal Highland Show, where Mr James Withers, chief executive of Scotland Food and Drink, spoke about the sector's impressive value to Scotland's economy.
Over 145 members and their guests were present in the President's marquee for the traditional start of the Royal Highland Show - one of the best attended Highland Show dinners for some significant time. The dinner was once again held at the Ingliston showground, marking a promised return after last year's visit to RBS's Goggarburn headquarters in Edinburgh
Following pre-dinner drinks the Loretto School pipers, led by Pipe Major Colin Pryde, piped the assembled guests in to dinner. An excellent meal provided by Saltire Catering drew very favourable comments
The Chairman, Anne Chamberlain, summarised recent developments at the Club before Mr Withers delivered his talk, highlighting the particularly well integrated nature of the food and catering supply chain in Scotland
Entertainment was provided by the pipers and Scottish dancers of the Loretto School - a spectacular start to the excellent Highland Show.