Events Programme

Events Programme

A packed programme for 2018 – our 30th anniversary!

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’s programme is currently being pulled together and we’ll be unveiling more details including the Main Ring programme very soon! But, we can confirm that some of your favourite attractions will be returning including the Dog ‘n’ Duck Show, the Tug o’ War, the Terrier Racing and Trophy for Working Hill Ponies and many exciting competitions including clay shooting, gundogs and scurry.

PIC © Sandy Young

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. 2018 will welcome lots of clay competitions to suit every age and ability. ‘Have a go’ is also on offer for those new to shooting with safety briefing and equipment provided.


Fishing for All

The fishing area, which was revamped in 2017, continues to expand and evolve with fishing enthusiasts set to enjoy an enhanced programme of events and guest speakers. There will 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 much to see and browse in 2018 with the return of the bustling ‘Fly Fishing Mall’ as well as the usual traders and activities.


The Main Ring in association with Brewin Dolphin

Whatever brings you to the Fair, there’s one area you won’t want to miss. The Main Ring is packed with exciting events on all three days of the Fair, so grab a drink or an ice cream, make yourself comfortable and enjoy the show!

Friday
09.30 Vale of Atholl Pipe Band
10.00 Terrier Racing
10.30 Dog ‘n’ Duck Display – Sponsored by Harbro
11.00 Birds of Prey
11.30 Sealpin & Mordor Gundogs
12.00 Duke of Buccleuch Foxhounds
12.30 Clywd Axemen
13.00 Single Handed Fly Casts & Spey Casts for Trout with Andrew Toft
13.30 Vale of Atholl Pipe Band
14.00 Birds of Prey
14.30 Dog ‘n’ Duck Display – Sponsored by Harbro
15.00 Strathallan School Pipe Band
15.30 Sealpin & Mordor Gundogs
16.00 Clwyd Axemen
16.30 Duke of Buccleuch Foxhounds
17.00 Tug-O-War – Sponsored by Pig Nose Whisky
17.15 Terrier Racing

Saturday
09.30 Blairgowrie Pipe Band
10.00 Terrier Racing
10.30 Dog ‘n’ Duck Display – Sponsored by Harbro
11.00 Birds of Prey
11.30 Sealpin & Mordor Gundogs
12.00 Lauderdale Foxhounds
12.30 Clywd Axemen
13.00 Single and Double Handed Casting Techniques with Scott Mackenzie
13.30 Blairgowrie Pipe Band
14.00 Birds of Prey
14.30 Dog ‘n’ Duck Display – Sponsored by Harbro
15.00 Clwyd Axemen
15.30 Sealpin & Mordor Gundogs
16.00 Lauderdale Foxhounds
16.30 Terrier Racing

Sunday
08.30 Multi-Faith Blessing
09.30 Perth & District Pipe Band
09.50 Terrier Racing
10.15 Dog ‘n’ Duck Display – Sponsored by Harbro
10.45 Dog Agility
11.30 Birds of Prey
12.00 Clywd Axemen
12.30 Sealpin & Mordor Gundogs
13.00 Perth & District Pipe Band
13.20 Fred Taylor Trophy for Working Hill Ponies
14.05 Birds of Prey
14.35 Classic Land Rover Display
15.00 Dog Agility
15.45 Clwyd Axemen
16.15 Sealpin & Mordor Gundogs
16.45 Dog ‘n’ Duck Display – Sponsored by Harbro
17.15 Terrier Racing

          Meet Johnny and Sally, voices of the Main Ring

          Johnny Morison has been commentating at the fair for over 20 years, taking over from the late Jimmy McGregor. Originally Jimmy and Johnny took a top seat in the grandstand, something Johnny describes as being like two owls on a rafter. The current commentator’s booth continues the avian theme – it’s a converted henhouse!

          Cooking up a Storm!

          This year’s Cookery Theatre is going to be much bigger than before with a new standalone marquee with headline chefs and lots of exciting cookery and baking techniques, and ideas throughout the three days. The Food Hall is always a popular attraction with some of the country’s top food and drink producers to whet your appetite from smoked fish, wonderful condiments, spices, cheeses, baked goods, fudge and sweet treats; all washed down with a choice of gin, beer and whisky.

                                                                                    PIC © Sandy Young


                                                                                    Four Nations International Gundog competition

                                                                                    The Four Nations International Gundog competition will make a welcome return in 2018. We will once again welcome teams from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales and hope to open this up to an international audience for the first time.  


                                                                                    GWCT Scotland

                                                                                    The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s flagship stand beside the main ring is always 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. This year’s theme will be unveiled very soon.

                                                                                    ‘Have a go’ activities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • World of Gundogs – open to all with their own dogs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • The Scurry – open to all with their own dogs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Archery
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Various children’s activities


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