GWCT Scottish Game Fair announces move from July to October

Media Statement

The GWCT Scottish Game Fair is committed to running in 2020 and has taken the decision to postpone the event which will now run from 2-4 October in the grounds of Scone Palace, Perthshire.

The evolving situation with the spread of Coronavirus has made delivering the event on the weekend of 3–5 July untenable.

All tickets purchased will be valid for the new dates and the ticketing agency will be in touch with individual customers to issue new tickets in due course. Similarly all trade stand applications will be rolled over to the new dates and The Scottish Game Fair team will be in touch over the coming weeks.

Hugo Straker, Chairman, GWCT Scottish Game Fair, says:

“These are very concerning times, but the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust is fully committed to running the Scottish Game Fair later this year and we have taken the decision to postpone rather than cancel. We are grateful to Scone Palace for being able to accommodate the new dates. It is a testing time for many industries right now and we are mindful that The Scottish Game Fair is crucial to a great many businesses and individuals who work in sporting goods, land management, as well as food & drinks business, for whom The Scottish Game Fair is an important part of their calendar. We look forward to welcoming both our visitors and traders to Scone in October with optimism and a fighting spirit that is synonymous with the game community.”

Provisional 2021 Dates:

Fri 2, Sat 3 & Sun 4 July 2021′

The 32nd GWCT Scottish Game Fair, with Headline Sponsor NFU Mutual, the leading rural insurer, returns to stunning Scone Parklands over the weekend of October 2-4, 2020.

Organised by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT), this fantastic three-day event attracts over 30,000 visitors and is a true celebration of conservation and the countryside, while raising vital funds for wildlife conservation science. The 2020 GWCT Scottish Game Fair will once again feature an impressive line-up of traders, competitions and main ring events. Plus, there will be a plethora of country sports activities to appeal to all ages and abilities from fishing and clays to gundogs.

The always popular Food Theatre returns alongside competitions such as the Junior Macnab which always has queues of youngsters eager to try their hand at country sports skills. We’d like to extend thanks to all of our visitors, traders and volunteers who helped make last year’s 31st GWCT Scottish Game Fair truly spectacular. We look forward to seeing you all again in 2020!

What’s On

There’s a packed country pursuits programme at the GWCT Scottish Game Fair from fishing to shooting, archery to falconry. There’s something for everyone, including a chance to “have a go” even if you’ve never tried it before!

The Estates Challenge celebrates the talents of the many Estates and Keepers who work so hard to conserve Scotland’s beautiful countryside and preserve our high quality country sports. If you run or work on an estate, this one’s for you!

We like a bit of competition and where better to compete than at the GWCT Scottish Game Fair! From dogs to estates, the field of competition is wide open – now all we need is a clutch of budding competitors who are in it to win it!

The Food Theatre at the GWCT Scottish Game Fair is a great way to explore Scottish produce and how to get the best from our game. Without the careful husbandry encouraged by the GWCT we would not have the quality and breadth of produce available to us across our glorious Scottish lands.

Bring the countryside to life for the younger generation – from interactive displays, quizzes, games, a visit to GWCT’s education tent ‘The Covey’ within the GWCT area is a must for all families and for those who are a little bit more competitive, check out the Junior MacNab.

Off-road driving at the GWCT Scottish Game Fair is completely FREE to have a go and Isuzu’s long-standing status as the number one pick-up for farming and other rural industries means you’ll be getting the real deal.

Get Involved with the GWCT Scottish Game Fair

Exhibit with Us

Interested in exhibiting at the GWCT Scottish Game Fair? Then be sure to apply for a 2020 trade stand. Demand for space is always high but we welcome applications from all.

Sponsor Us

The Scottish Game Fair is GWCT’s biggest fundraising event and there are a number of ways for sponsors to get involved. Get in touch!


GWCT Members get extra benefits when they visit the Scottish Game Fair. Why not make the most of your visit with a membership that will help support our countryside conservation work.

Visit Us!

It goes without saying that we want you to visit! Don’t forget to buy your tickets in advance and save time when you arrive, beating the queues. See you in July!

The GWCT Scottish Game Fair is a trading name of Game & Wildlife Conservation Trading, a company limited by guarantee (registered no 1503620, VAT Reg No 323 7013 94.) which carries out trading and advisory activities and some fundraising events for the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust. Registered in England and Wales. Registered Office: Burgate Manor, Fordingbridge, Hampshire SP6 1EF.
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