A virtual Royal Welsh Show is set to launch online tomorrow.

While coronavirus restrictions have stopped this year's event from taking place on the showground in Llanelwedd, the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society are keen to showcase and celebrate the agricultural industry online.

RWAS chief executive Steve Hughson said it "will be an opportunity to bring people together and to demonstrate our resilience at this difficult time".

The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society (RWAS) announced in March that the largest agricultural show in Europe would not go ahead in 2020 due to the "deteriorating situation” surrounding coronavirus.

The new virtual show will be launched on Wednesday, July 1, as well as being featured on the Society’s Facebook page where an array of informative videos and previews of what will be on offer during show week will will take place on July 20.

Additionally alongside the virtual event, a campaign will start on Wednesday to raise £20,000 in 20 days for three charities: The DPJ Foundation, Tir Dewi and The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI).

Not only will the show offer a platform for organisations to get involved but will also concentrate on educating people about agriculture, Welsh produce and the environment. It will showcase a number of demonstrations by experts to encourage people to take up a new skill, practice or technique that will help traditional craft to live on for future generations.

"This pandemic is causing organisations to seek new ways of engaging with their customers and stakeholders and the Royal Welsh is no different," Mr Hughson added.

"We continue to move with the times and will use technology to educate people about the value of agriculture and local produce, share knowledge within agriculture around best practice, find new ways to entertain and also share memories, creating a nostalgic library of peoples’ favourite parts of the Show and reasons for coming".