News - Royal Welsh Show
LOCAL FLAVOUR WITH M&S AT ROYAL WELSH SHOW
Marks & Spencer (M&S), lead sponsor of Wales’ largest agricultural event the Royal Welsh Show, is inviting visitors to enjoy its best show stand and Farmer’s Lounge yet at the event in Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, from 22-25th July.
Full of interactive family fun, visitors will be treated to live chef demonstrations and tastings from local suppliers, find out more about the innovative farmers who supply M&S with its wealth of high quality produce and pit their skills in a game of Hungry Hungry Cows to discover more about what goes into M&S Activehealth milk, which is produced in Wales.Read more
Visitors to the Royal Welsh Show will have a brand new handy aid to help them locate instantly any of the events and attractions taking place on the showground.
A Royal Welsh Show App has been developed through a joint venture between the RWAS and S4C. It is bilingual and includes a full timetable of events and competitions together with the latest results. A media section includes pictures, stories, blogs and videos from the showground.Read more
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Visitors to the Royal Welsh Show, particularly farmers who may be seeking information or advice on environmental issues, are being encouraged by the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society to go to the showground’s Countryside Care area during the four-day event at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, (July 22-25).
One of the most interesting and important sections of the show, it was created in 1990 as an extension of the Country Pursuits area in response to increasing public awareness of nature conservation and wildlife.
Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have accepted an invitation to visit this year’s Royal Welsh Show and they will be at Llanelwedd for the third day of the event, Wednesday July 24.
“The society is delighted to announce the royal visit and we are honoured that both the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are to join us this year,” said the new chief executive of the RWAS, Steve Hughson.
A £3000 Royal Welsh Agricultural Society scholarship to encourage students to develop their potential through academic achievement so that they can make a more effective contribution to the agricultural industry has been awarded to William Henry Sawday of Hill Farm, Llanigon, Hay-on-Wye.
The scholarship fund is sponsored annually by Waitrose and is intended to help students from Wales who have qualified through a Higher National Diploma or Foundation Degree to proceed to a degree course in land-based studies at any university college in England, Scotland or Wales. To qualify a candidate’s family must have lived in Wales for at least five years.
A 66 year-old farm worker from Ceredigion who has been employed on the land for 54 years will receive a Royal Welsh Agricultural Society Long Service Medal marking his achievement at this year’s Royal Welsh Show.
Emyr Lloyd Jones, of Bow Street, Ceredigion, who has spent his entire working life on two nearby farms – 31 years with JH, RH & SP Morgan at Llandre, Bow Street, and 23 years with Mr & Mrs W. Jones of Ty Hen, Llanrhystud - is one of nine farm and estate farm workers who will be presented with the medals in recognition of their length of service to farming. Between them they have spent over 370 years working in the industry.
A student from Carmarthenshire is this year’s winner of the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society – Harper Cymry Student Award introduced in 1999 to encourage students from Wales at Harper Adams University to contribute fully to developing both their academic and personal potential.