The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) has been awarded the bid to host the World Shearing Council’s Golden Shears 2022 competition.

Announced this week at the 2019 Golden Shears World Championships in Le Dorat, the competition will take place during the 2022 Royal Highland Show.

Commenting on the successful bid process, Bruce Lang, RHASS chief steward of shearing said: “It was a really strong presentation from the experienced RHASS team that built on the experience and knowledge gained from the successful delivery of the Golden Shears competition held at Ingliston in 2003, and of course this year’s record-breaking Royal Highland Show.

“With the backing of Event Scotland and the Scottish Government, RHASS’ proven event management skills and shearing expertise gave the World Shearing Council the strength of conviction that RHASS is the right organisation to host such a prestigious event. The fact that it will take place in Edinburgh no doubt supported our bid – the city has such appeal with international visitors.”

Representing RHASS, Bruce Lang took part in the Golden Shears closing ceremony in Le Dorat, receiving the Championship Shield traditionally held by the host city.

Bruce said: “It was hugely exciting to see RHASS’s bid video played to thousands of competitors and spectators at this year’s closing ceremony - the feedback was incredible. Everyone is looking forward to coming to Edinburgh in 2022 for what will be a fantastic competition.”