On July 1-3, the stunning grounds of Scone Palace will once again become the setting for the GWCT Scottish Game Fair.
Run by the The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT), the Scottish Game Fair is a popular highlight in the Scottish events calendar, attracting over 27,000 visitors from across the UK.
An array of Main Ring favourites
This year’s lively programme includes an array of Main Ring favourites such as the Dog and Duck Show, the Sheep Show, Tug o’ War and the ever-popular Terrier Racing. There are also many competitions to take part in, including fly casting, gnat and clay shooting, gundogs and scurry and The Fred Taylor Memorial Trophy for Working Hill Ponies.
However, you don’t need to compete, or even have any previous experience, to enjoy the range of ‘have a go’ activities at this year’s Scottish Game Fair, including Archery, Fly Tying and Casting, Clay and Gnat Shooting and much more.
Learn about honeybees
In addition to the many ‘have a go’ activities, the Wee Beasties Marquee is set to be a hive of activity – quite literally! At the Wee Beasties Marquee, visitors will learn about honeybees and pollination, with experienced beekeepers on hand as well as a live observation hive.
An exciting development for 2016 is the new Forestry Section, generously sponsored by Scottish Woodlands, while one of this year’s highlights is tipped to be the display of Horse Logging, which will offer a wonderful insight into this historic, and environmentally-sensitive, method of timber extraction.
Scotland’s finest food and drink producers
The fantastic Food Hall and Cookery Theatre is back with award-winning chefs including the Three Sisters Bake and Christopher Trotter taking to the stage. The Food Hall itself will showcase Scotland’s finest food and drink producers, including baked goods, meats, chocolate, seafood, condiments and whisky.
Offering unrivalled access to some of the country’s finest crafts, clothing, equipment and sporting goods, over 450 traders will be exhibiting at the Fair so visitors can expect lots of great shopping opportunities!
Beautiful wildlife paintings
Not only this but wildlife sculptor Julian Jardine and the Royal Highland Education Trust will be running a variety of free workshops offering children the chance to get their hands dirty with clay model making. This year’s Artist in Residence is the acclaimed Jonathan Pointer, who visitors will have the opportunity to meet and watch in action as he creates some of his beautiful wildlife paintings.
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Game Fair Giveaway!
We have two pairs of one-day tickets to this year’s Scottish Game Fair to give away!
For your chance to win one of two pairs of tickets, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address and answer to the question below:
When did the Scottish Game Fair begin?