Plan ahead for this year's Royal Highland Show

Visitors to the 174th annual Royal Highland Show are being urged to plan ahead to avoid traffic delays.

Up to 200,000 people are expected to flock to the four-day event at the Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, which gets underway on Thursday. 

In order to manage the flow of traffic to and from the site and Edinburgh Airport, where over 67,000 passengers are expected this weekend, a number of road closures and restrictions have been put in place. 

Hallyards Road, between the west entrance to the Ingliston Showground and the A8, and Ingliston Road, between Fairview Road and the A8, will be closed during the day until the end of Sunday. 

There will also be waiting and loading restrictions on the A8 near the Showground, Hallyards Road and Newbridge Road, while a series of turning prohibitions will be in place on Ingliston Road, Fairview Road and Lochend Road.

All closures and restrictions will be clearly signposted for those driving to the event. 

City of Edinburgh Council’s Transport Convener, Councillor Lesley Hinds, said: “The Royal Highland Show is a consistently popular event in Edinburgh and we will continue to work with partners to ensure the management of traffic for those travelling to the show.

“However I would urge all those making their way to Ingliston over the weekend to leave plenty of time to ensure they avoid delays.”

A frequent dedicated bus, service 98, will be run from central Edinburgh by Lothian Buses for the duration of the event. Download a complete timetable from Royal Highland Show's website.

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