ScotPlant 2020 set for expansion

SCOTPLANT 2020 is set to expand to meet increasing demand from exhibitors.

For the first time in the show’s 20-plus year history, the long avenue between the indoor and outdoor arenas at the Royal Highland Centre will be available to hire as exhibitor space.

Negotiations are progressing with a number of companies who have expressed a desire to be featured in this space, with more concrete details set to be confirmed in the coming months.

The reason for opening up this avenue is because the main showground is filling up rapidly. The vast majority of previous exhibitors are poised to return, with some of them requesting bigger stands. Scot JCB, for example, have already snapped up a significantly larger plot for next year’s show. 

Space is also filling up in the indoor Lowland Hall arena, with some long-time exhibitors looking for extra space and show debutants looking to come on board for the first time.

ScotPlant sales manager Mark Griston said, “The level of interest in ScotPlant 2020 has been such that we had to consider ways of fitting more exhibitors in. The avenue between the Lowland Hall and the outdoor showground is perfect. It’s a prominent location because it’s the first outdoor area that visitors come to once they’ve passed through registration and the indoor element of the show.

“I’ve been hugely encouraged by the level of interest in this new section and we expect to be in a position to confirm some major news regarding exhibitors for it very soon.

“Overall, the show is on course to be another incredible event for the Scottish construction equipment industry, following the standout success of ScotPlant 2018.”

• ScotPlant 2020 will be held at the Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, on April 24-25, 2020. For more information about exhibiting, call Mark Griston 0141 567 6005 or email