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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Mike Wilson

Honorary Secretary, Aberdeen

Aberdeen 150th Anniversary Celebrations

The Aberdeen Warrant Holders Association celebrated its 150th Anniversary with two days of celebrations earlier this year. Starting with the Annual General Meeting, guests then toured the Balmoral Estate, including the Balmoral Platinum Jubilee exhibition, which was officially opened by the RWHA National President. Warrant holders also attended a black-tie Gala Dinner and visited fellow member, Royal Lochnagar, for a tour of their 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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David Lees

David Lees

Honorary Secretary, Edinburgh

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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Rosemary Vigus

Honorary Secretary, Highgrove

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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Sarah Haime

Sarah Haime

Honorary Secretary, Sandringham

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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Judy Hill

Honorary Secretary, Windsor

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.