Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET)

Taking the Classroom to the Countryside!

The Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) was established in 1999 as the educational charity of the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS).

RHET aims to provide the opportunity for every child in Scotland to learn about food, farming and the countryside, and to create a wider understanding of the environmental, economic and social realities of rural Scotland.

This is achieved through a number of key activities:

  • Farm visits for schools
  • Classroom speaker talks by volunteer farmers
  • Providing free educational resource materials for schools
  • Outdoor education events across Scotland
  • Competitions and projects for schools, e.g. Count & Grow maths & numeracy project
  • Training farmers and teachers in the delivery of information relating to food and farming
  • The Royal Highland Show education programme for visiting schools and Children’s Discovery Centre


Directory sectors: food, farming & horticulture