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The Scottish Game Fair’s programme is jam-packed with competitions, main ring events, have a go activities and many other attractions for all the family.
This year we’ll be welcoming a thrilling axemen display with the Gwynned Axeman topping the main ring bill. There’s also the return of your favourites including the Dog ‘n’ Duck Show, the Tug o’ War and the ever-popular Terrier Racing and The Fred Taylor Memorial Trophy for Working Hill Ponies, which is sponsored by world acclaimed gun makers John Rigby & Co for the first time. There are many competitions to take part in including fly casting, gnat and clay shooting, gundogs and scurry.
Shooting for Fun
The ever-popular shooting area is one of our top attractions offering a range of new experiences and competitions for experts or those who have never before picked up a gun. This year we’re hosting clays and gnat shooting competitions to suit every age and ability. There is also going to be a fun ‘Ladies Day’ on Saturday 1 July with the opportunity to win a fabulous prize of a bespoke tweed suit from Blues & Browns. There will also be prizes for the top junior on Saturday and Sunday. ‘Have a go’ is also on offer for those new to shooting with safety briefing and equipment provided.
The gnats are radio controlled drones so perfect for targeting with a shotgun. The aim is to try to shoot it out of the sky, but it’s trickier than it looks and it’s a great test of speed, accuracy and luck! Guns, ammunition safety advice and supervisors are all provided on the day.
The fishing area has been revamped for 2017 with fishing enthusiasts set to enjoy an enhanced programme of events and guest speakers.
We will have a dedicated area for panel discussions, presentations and Q&As with superb guest speakers on board. Writer, broadcaster and fishing fanatic Fiona Armstrong is joining us this year among others and we are anticipating some lively and enlightening discussions. There will also be fishing demonstrations from industry experts and competitions on the banks of the majestic River Tay. If you need some advice on your technique, experts will be on hand at the casting clinic and there will be fly dressing demonstrations and competitions.
Fisherman’s Row leads from the Game Fair show arena down to the bank of the Tay and the centre of fishing activity where we welcome thousands of anglers each year. There’s lots to see and browse through this year with new features including ‘the Bothy’, a ‘Fly Fishing Mall’ as well as the usual trade outlets and activities.
Cooking up a Storm!
The fantastic Food Hall and Cookery Theatre is back, sponsored by Macdonald Hotels, who will have their award-winning chefs on site to demonstrate lots of great cookery and baking techniques and ideas throughout the three days. The Cookery Theatre will be hosted by The Fair’s very own Foodie in Residence Christopher Trotter, he’ll be creating lots of delicious recipes using the best of local produce. The Food Hall itself features 45 exhibitors, so lots to whet your appetite. This year’s tasty offerings include smoked fish, wonderful condiments, spices, cheeses, baked goods, fudge and sweet treats; all washed down with a choice of gin, beer and whisky.
Four Nations International Gundog competition – Sat 1st July
New for 2017, the Fair is absolutely delighted to announce that we’re hosting the inaugural Four Nations International Gundog competition on Saturday 1 July. Teams from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales are set to compete on the islands of the River Tay and this event is set to entertain all.
The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s flagship stand beside the main ring is a ‘must visit’ for all Fair goers; it will highlight the benefits of our research and how science can be readily translated into practical management advice that helps ensure a thriving countryside rich in game and other wildlife.
The theme for our central exhibit is ‘Grass to Grouse’ and the various displays aim to showcase how sympathetic management of a hill edge livestock farm can be efficient without loss of biodiversity and carefully integrated with sporting enterprises. Come and see rare cattle and sheep breeds used as conservation grazers, along with other live exhibits.
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Have a go
- World of Gundogs – open to all with their own dogs
- The Scurry, open to all with their own dogs
- Gnat Shooting
- Clay Pigeon Shooting
- Air rifle Shooting
- Fly Casting
- Various children’s activities
Other Popular attractions include:
- Pipe Bands
- Hill Ponies (Sunday only)
- Terrier racing
- Children’s Activities including: quad bikes, face painting, archery, bouncy castle, climbing wall, super jumper and many more
- Fun and Educational activities in the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust marquee
- Ferrets and ferret racing
- Gnat shooting
- 4x4 Circuit
- Tug o’ War (Friday only)
- Sheep Show
- Anglers Bothy on the Riverbank
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