AgriScot scoops finalist spot at 2015 Scottish event awards

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AgriScot – the farm business event – has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award which could see it secure the title of ‘Best Exhibition’ for its 2014 sell-out event.

The agricultural industry event, which takes place at Ingliston on the outskirts of Edinburgh in November each year, has been announced as a finalist in The Drum’s Scottish Event Awards.

AgriScot will compete for the winning title alongside other major brands including the Glasgow Film Festival, the Scottish Home Show, the Scottish Wedding Show and Edinburgh Zoo. The winner will be unveiled at The Scottish Event Awards ceremony at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow on Wednesday 7th October.

AgriScot started out as a specialist event for dairy farmers and over the years has grown in size and scope to become the leading business and networking event for the entire agricultural industry. The one day exhibition attracts farmers and agricultural professionals from across Scotland, and also thanks to its proximity to Edinburgh Airport, from all over Britain and beyond.

The footprint of AgriScot was expanded for 2014 and now utilises the entirety of the massive exhibition halls at the Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston. The 2015 event, which takes place on 18th November, will feature more than 250 trade stands, competitions for aspiring young agricultural professionals, new products, business seminars and technical demonstrations for a variety of products and services covering every aspect of agriculture.

AgriScot chairman, Andrew Moir, said: “AgriScot continues to go from strength to strength, and 2014 was our best year yet with a record number of visitors and exhibitors. The fact we have been shortlisted for this national award is testament to the success and popularity of the exhibition, which exists to promote best practice and excellence in the farming sector.

“A huge amount of hard work and dedication goes into the organisation of AgriScot, and last year 99.6% of our visitors said that the show had either met or exceeded their expectations. It would be a huge coup for the organisers, exhibitors, and the farming industry to win this award. We are looking forward to attending the awards ceremony on 7th October where we hope to secure the winning title.”

The Scottish Event Awards are organised in association with EventScotland. The awards were established seven years ago to celebrate the skills and talent of Scottish event organisers, promoters, in house teams, venues and industry suppliers.