A FESTIVE VIP has stopped off in Haddington to launch early-bird tickets for next year’s Royal Highland Show.

Thomas Sherriff & Co has been a long-term supporter of the annual event, which showcases the best of food, farming and rural life.

Santa Claus and his little helper Angus stopped off at the county business and were given a tour of the fleet of agri machinery, some of which will make its way to Ingliston for the show from June 22 to 25.

Richard Lyall, Thomas Sherriff & Co managing director, said: “We at Thomas Sherriff were delighted to be able to host the photo shoot for the launch of the RHS ticket sales.

“The team were very excited to have Santa on site and impressed that he had time to fly over and fit it into his busy schedule.

“We are already looking forward to the Royal Highland Show in 2023 and hope it is as much of a success as it has been in previous years. Have a very Merry Christmas from all at Thomas Sherriff and Co Ltd.”

Show organisers the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland promise an unforgettable event. Over four show days, visitors can enjoy world-class livestock displays, shearing spectacles, equestrian competitions, agri machinery, technical innovations and rural demonstrations, while enjoying live music and taking advantage of plentiful shopping opportunities, while sampling the country’s finest food and drink.

The show will also be hosting the Golden Shears World Sheep Shearing & Woolhandling Championship, which will welcome competitors from over 30 countries.

For more information, go to royal highlandshow.org