It’s Royal Highland Show week this week, with the event running from Thursday 23 June through until Sunday 26 June at the Royal Highland Show ground at Ingliston, Edinburgh.
Over the past few years, Fairly Beloved Rabbit Care has hosted a stall in the lifestyle village area of the show and have met many of our followers during the event. We have raised a great deal of cash for the charity, and helped spread the message about rabbit welfare to thousands of people each year.
However, we made the decision not to attend the show this year for various reasons. Not only is the show a significant financial commitment that hinges on the hope of good weather and excellent attendance to reap the benefits, but there is a massive amount of planning and work involved in getting us there too. As the stall is a busy and active one, it also takes a great deal of volunteer resource to manage it safely and effectively. Due to various other commitments within the management and volunteer team, we therefore decided earlier in the year that it would be too much for us to commit to this year.
We were also very keen to grasp other opportunities that are being presented to us for 2016, and we are actively exploring alternative event venues and activities to attend in the hope that we will spread rabbit welfare awareness to new audiences throughout Scotland.
We know many of you liked to come to say hello during your visit to the Royal Highland Show, and so wanted to give you advance warning that we won’t be there this year.
We’d like to thank the Royal Highland Agricultural Society and Show and all their visitors for their support in previous years, and wish you all the best for this year’s show.