Renowned Perth construction company Algo has been announced as sponsor of The Estates Challenge held at the GWCT Scottish Game Fair at Scone Parklands in Perthshire over the weekend of July 5-7.

Reigning champions Scone Estate will defend their title as teams drawn from sporting estates around Scotland battle it out for The Algo Estates Challenge Trophy on Saturday, July 6.

Competitors will showcase their field sports skills in three sporting disciplines: fishing, clays and gundogs, and organisers are busy sending out invitations for the Estates Challenge.

Hugo Straker, Chairman of the GWCT Scottish Game Fair, said: “We are delighted to welcome Algo on board as The Estates Challenge sponsor. Without this generous support we wouldn’t be able to host and grow this highly successful and popular competition which showcases the top talent in key field sports activities across Scotland’s sporting estates.”

Murray Alexander, Managing Director, Algo, said: “We take pride in sponsoring such a prestigious event in the area where we do business and where many of our employees reside. The sponsorship of the challenge at the 2019 Game Fair ties in wonderfully with our recent published Community Benefit plan for 2019, where we pledged to encourage more young people into rural, agricultural and construction sectors and we hope our presence at the Game Fair and indeed the sponsorship of the event will show that there is far more to rural careers than the male, muddy and manual perception that used to be attached.”

The GWCT Scottish Game Fair, which is organised by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT), in association with NFU Mutual, returns to stunning Scone Parklands in Perthshire over the weekend of July 5-7.

With all proceeds going to fund GWCT’s charitable work in Scotland, the 2019 event will once again feature an impressive line-up of retailers and exhibitors, competitions and a revamped main ring programme. Plus, there will be a plethora of country sports activities, expert coaching, demonstrations and competitions to appeal to all ages and abilities from fishing and clays to gundogs and hill ponies.

The always popular Cookery Theatre and food hall returns alongside competitions such as the new Junior Macnab Challenge which launched with enormous popularity in 2018, giving youngsters a chance to try their hand at country sports skills, completely free of charge.