‘Have a go’
Here’s what we offered in 2018. We are working on our 2019 ‘have a go’ selection and will post here as soon as we are confirmed
Have you ever seen clay shooting and thought you’d like to give it a shot? Now is your chance. Our stands are set up for novices to come and try the Clay Shooting experience. There will be qualified and friendly instructors to look after you, with a gun that suits your needs. Clays, cartridges and safety protection are provided.
There is no age restriction – 9 to 90 come and give it a try!
From Agincourt to the modern Olympics people have shot bows; and from Robin Hood to The Hunger Games they all started the same way – by starting as a complete beginner, picking up a bow for the first time and giving it their best shot. Why not start today?
Archery is suitable for all sexes and all ages, and don’t forget Team GB took both Gold and Silver at the 2012 Paralympic Games. You don’t need great strength or prior experience; you’ll get one-to-one tuition from our experienced coaches and we’ll have you on target in no time. If you enjoy your first taste, we can provide information on clubs throughout Scotland who can take you further. You can enjoy it simply as a social event or take it to a serious competitive level. Next stop the 2020 Olympics!
Free to Enter | Ages 8 – 21 | Daily 10.00 – 16.00
The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) and Scottish Country Sports Tourism Group (SCSTG) have come together to offer young Scottish Game Fair goers a ‘Junior Macnab’ experience at the GWCT Scottish Game Fair.
Instead of hunting a stag, grouse and fishing for a salmon, our Junior Macnabers will compete to hunt rabbit, pigeon and fish for a trout! It’s completely free to enter, and you can have two attempts each day of the Fair. The event has been developed to encourage youngsters to take up shooting and fishing and get outside and experience everything the countryside has to offer.
Bag a Junior Macnab and you could WIN!
Bring back your completed game card and be in with the chance of winning a fantastic prize each day including:
• One of three family passes for the Scottish Game Fair next year;
• Invitation to attend the GWCT’s Young Shots Day at our farm, Auchnerran;
• A one year subscription to Fly Fishing and Fly Tying.
• Scottish Country Sports Tourism Group
• British Association for Shooting & Conservation
• Game Angling Instructors Association
Bush Craft & Countryside Skills
Come and join the fun…the WILD is waiting for you!
Lolly – our bush craft tutor – was the Head Instructor for Ray Mears for six years and is the only person in Scotland to have obtained the Ray Mears instructors knife. He was also a consultant for Bear Grylls and has trained all sectors of the military services and the vast majority of instructors throughout the UK.
Daily throughout the Fair | FREE | All ages welcome
10.00 (20 mins) Woodland Tools and their safety
11.00 (30 mins) Safe use of the axe, for chopping and splitting
12.00 (45 mins) Carving a spoon, with axe and knife
13.00 (45 mins) Fire by spark and the history of fire
14.00 (20 mins) Introduction to tracking – the basics and simple training exercises
14.30 (45 mins) Traps and snares for the North: primitive techniques for catching game and fish
15.30 (1 hour) Plant lore and uses walk, interesting facts on plants and there uses throughout history
Open sessions, ongoing outside throughout the day (dependent on visitors) include:
• Nature pictures
• Woodland quiz
• Fire by friction
• Fire / smoke by friction
• Natural string making
• Make a kazoo
• Animal identification game
• Natural shelter building
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Other ‘have a go’ activities
- Fly Casting
- Various children’s activities
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