Local Associations

RWHA Local Associations

Aberdeen RWHA
Edinburgh RWHA
Highgrove RWHA
Sandringham RWHA
Windsor RWHA


Aberdeen Association

Following Queen Victoria’s first visit to Deeside in 1848, a number of Aberdeenshire tradespeople found custom with the Balmoral Estate, the Monarch’s private home in Scotland. In 1871, the Aberdeen Association was formally constituted, and it joined the national Association in 1931.

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AGM at Royal Lochnagar

With kind support from Balmoral Estate and Royal Lochnagar Distillery, the Aberdeen Association’s 2022 AGM took place on Thursday 16th June 2022 at Balmoral Estate, Ballater.

Taking advantage of the unique location, Grantees and their partners were treated to morning and afternoon tours of Balmoral Estate and Royal Lochnagar Distillery.

Guests enjoyed a guided tour of the grounds and gardens at Balmoral Castle, the Scottish home of the Royal Family since it was purchased for Queen Victoria by Prince Albert in 1852.  The highlight of any visit to Balmoral is the Ballroom and our visit was extra special with the opportunity to view ‘The Salmon School’ installation. The Salmon School, founded by Joseph Rossano, is an international performative project that contextualises the finality of a seemingly infinite resource and seeks to restore dwindling salmon populations through a merger of art, science and community. The physical artwork is the first contemporary art installation at Balmoral, presented as a temporary sculpture consisting of 250 mirrored glass forms, suspended as if a school of wild salmon.

Lochnagar distillery combines the traditional pagoda kiln heads and techniques like the open mash tun with a whisky visitor centre to share the story of Royal Lochnagar and its malt whisky.   As well as leaning more about how whisky is made, guests enjoyed a tutored tasting of four whiskies, each specially selected from the collection of casks in the Duty Paid Warehouse at Royal Lochnagar Distillery.


Edinburgh Association

Founded in 1894 as the Edinburgh Association of Royal Tradesmen, this association changed its name to the Edinburgh Royal Warrant Holders Association in 1994, having joined the national Association in 1932. It welcomes members from the Edinburgh area who supply the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Monarch's official Scottish residence, but equally any Royal Warrant-holding company can join.

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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The term ‘tattoo’ originally meant an evening drum or bugle signal that recalled soldiers to their quarters, and came to signify any military performance. The first official Edinburgh Military Tattoo took place in 1950, when around 6,000 people gathered at Edinburgh Castle. Renamed The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in 2010, the event features military displays, music, and international cultural performance.

Each year the Edinburgh Royal Warrant Holders Association holds a Scottish buffet supper for members and their guests at The Caledonian hotel, before walking up the hill to the Castle.


Highgrove Association

The newest of the local associations, the Highgrove Association was formed in 2010 to represent Royal Warrant holders in the South West as well as those not living near other catchment areas. Named after Highgrove House, The King and Queen Consort's private family home near Tetbury, Gloucestershire, the Association prides itself on being inclusive and accessible, open to every Warrant holder.

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Highgrove Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

The Highgrove Royal Warrant Holders Association collaborated with the National Association to host Warrant holders for a range of events in celebration of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in July, 2022. Members visited the Highgrove Estate for a roundtable discussion on sustainable business practices, an evening drinks reception, and a private tour of the beautiful Highgrove Gardens.

Highgrove Association members also opened their doors to fellow Warrant-holders, including Emorsgate Seeds (Suppliers of Wild Flower and Grass Seeds), Severn & Wye Smokery (Fish Curer & Smokery), Paxton & Whitfield (Cheesemongers), and Shipton Mill (Flour Miller).


Sandringham Association

The Sandringham Association was established in 1979 as a branch of the national Association. Most members of this Association are from the east of England or supply the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, the Monarch’s country retreat.

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Sandringham Flower Show

The Sandringham Association of Royal Warrant Holders (SARWH) welcomed the return of the Sandringham Flower Show on 27 July 2022, after a break during the pandemic. This was the 139th Show, which now attracts around 20,000 visitors a year.

SARWH hosted a wonderful lunch after some members of the Association met Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall in the Sandringham Association marquee. There was also an auction in aid of a local charity, with generous prizes donated by Warrant-holding companies.


Windsor, Eton & District Association

The Windsor, Eton & District Association is the oldest of the local associations. Its origins can be traced back to 1810, when the tradesmen serving Windsor Castle first formally dined together. It pre-dates the national Association, which it joined in 1987.

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Windsor Association President's Weekend

In September 2021 the Windsor Annual President’s Weekend returned at the Runnymede Hotel. Warrant holders and their guests joined the Windsor President and members of the Windsor Council for a programme of events for members to network, including a Black Tie dinner with guest speaker, The Rt Hon Greg Hands MP, then Minister of State for Trade Policy.