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The Scottish Game Fair’s programme is always jam-packed with competitions, main ring events, have a go activities and other attractions for all the family.
This year we saw lots of new events and shows including Horse Logging and the return of the award-winning chefs, Three Sisters Bake, who joined lots of big name chefs in the Cookery Theatre delivering lively demonstrations and food tastings.
There was also the return of the ever popular gnat shooting, the scurry and World of Gun Dogs attraction, CJ’s Falcons and terrier racing amongst others.
Our 2015 research showed that visitors love all of the educational aspects of the Fair as well as the ‘have a go’ activities, competitions and events.
The line-up of over 400 traders was fantastic ranging from field sports, conservation and countryside management to art, travel and crafts. To see a full list of our 2016 Exhibitors please click here.
Shooting for Fun
The clay shooting area made a welcome return with a range of competitions to suit every age and ability. The competitive ’40 target sporting’ competition results in the 3 overall highest scores from each of the three days going into the Super Final on Sunday afternoon with a chance of winning the 'Top Gun' prize for the competition – game on!
Classes include Open, Juniors (u-18), Ladies and Keepers.
The ever-popular gnat shooting returned for 2016. 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.
Fishing for All
The mighty River Tay is internationally renowned for its salmon fishing and is regarded as one of the best salmon rivers in the United Kingdom, indeed in Europe. Anglers come to her banks from all over the world, perhaps to try their luck and break the record for the largest ever rod caught salmon in the UK? Miss Georgina Ballantine caught the giant fish in 1922, weighing 64lbs, and this remains the British record.
In celebrating this rich history, the Scottish Game Fair provides all an angler could dream of in terms of equipment, advice, tuition and opportunities.
There was fishing competitions and instruction, fly tying advice, workshops on the river bank, clothing and equipment, boats, books, fishing breaks, have-a-go activities and advice, river maintenance and related fishing organisations.
For the GWCT, the Scottish Game Fair is a celebration of all that game conservation delivers for our countryside. The 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.
Informative displays included an array of cover and food crops available to support land managers’ shooting and conservation interests along with shrub choices for effective pheasant coverts. With legal predation control activities forever being scrutinised, our professional advisors displayed the latest in modern predator control techniques and trap development.
Staff from the GWCT’s upland and low ground research teams were available to discuss current projects.
Have a go
- World of Gundogs – back by popular demand, 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
- Climbing Wall, Quad bikes and other children's activities
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
- Ghillies Bar, on the riverside and the Gamekeepers’ Bar in the Eagle Food Court
- For Main Ring events please click here