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28th Annual GWCT Scottish Game Fair
1st to 3rd July 2016
The 28th annual GWCT Scottish Game Fair at Scone Palace was a huge success attracting over 33,000 visitors to historic Scone Palace over three
lively days from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd July.
On behalf of all at the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, we would like to extend a huge thanks to the many friends, followers, sponsors and traders who joined us, the Fair could not have been delivered without your support.
Once again, we have proved that Scotland’s most popular outdoor country sports event is a true celebration of rural Scotland, our visitors enjoyed a truly splendid showcase of game, wildlife and countryside management with a packed programme of food, drink, country sports, competitions, main ring events and ‘have a go’ activities.
The Royal Marines Unarmed Combat Display team topped the Main Ring with their dramatic performances and the new Strathearn Horse Logging demonstration gave visitors a wonderful insight into this environmentally sensitive means of timber extraction. The Terrier Racing, Falconry, Dog and Duck Show, World of Gundogs, Fishing, Sheep Show and The Fred Taylor Memorial Trophy for Working Hill Ponies entertained the crowds.
Three Sisters Bake teamed up with Flora Shedden of the Great British Bake off in the Cookery Theatre with Christopher Trotter and Macdonald Hotel’s chef making appearances throughout the weekend. More than 450 traders were on site this year with some of the country’s finest sports equipment, food & drink, clothing and crafts available to buy.
The GWCT’s flagship stand proved a real success, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity was given a tour of the stand before presenting John Greenshields of Scone Palace a certificate acknowledging Wildlife and Game accreditation from Wildlife Estates Scotland for the Palace’s commitment to maintaining species through conservation and collaborative work.
The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust is an independent wildlife conservation charity and the GWCT Scottish Game Fair raises essential funds to support research and conservation whilst educating people about Scotland’s rich natural heritage. The 2016 Fair has been a real success with the funds raised this year helping to ensure a thriving countryside rich in game and wildlife.
Next year’s Fair will be held once again at Scone Palace from Friday 30 June to Sunday 2 July. Tickets will go on sale in the Autumn with more information published on the website in due course.
Have a wonderful Summer!
Interesting stats from 2015...
Last year, we undertook independent research into visitors, volunteers and traders perceptions with extremely positive feedback on the 2015 Scottish Game Fair. Some of the results highlights are shown on this infographic, which we hope you will find of interest. [Please click on the image to download a PDF of the graphic]
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