Ticket prices and promotions for GWCT members and supporters to be announced soon.
Don’t forget GWCT MEMBERS will also qualify for free Gold forward parking!
We are delighted to return our GWCT members’ enclosure and dining facilities to a more familiar format in 2023. The same relaxed restaurant and cafe will be available with a variety of foods being offered from hot lunch, grazing and light bites, coffee, cake and bakery along with a fully stocked bar.
GWCT Marquee and Garden
Our GWCT marquee and garden are exclusive to members and their friends and family on Friday, and open to all on Saturday and Sunday. You are welcome to take guests in, but we hope you will encourage them to join the Trust before they leave!
- The GWCT Central exhibit, which will be located next to the Main Ring, will showcase our ‘three-legged stool’ approach to conservation and sustainable game management. This approach revolves around providing habitat, ensuring good feed sources and promoting the benefits of legal predator control and will be our central exhibit. There will also be a display of live gamebirds.
- Come and chat to our researchers and professional advisors in our Advisory Marquee about our wide-ranging work in the uplands, wetlands, lowlands and woodlands
Artists in Action
- Our ever-popular Artists in Action tent is back with unique observations of wildlife. Emily Crookshank returns again this year and will be exhibiting charcoal drawings of British wildlife and original prints she creates in her etching studio in the Cairngorms National Park. Mel Shand will also feature her incredible portfolio of large and small colour paintings in oil and big drawings in charcoal, graphite and chalk
- This year will also see the return of our Education Marquee which will include hands-on activities for children and a giant bird’s nest-style storytelling area. The Education Marquee will host Peatland ACTION, a NatureScot initiative providing funding and direction funding to improve the condition of degraded peatlands across Scotland. The River Dee Trust will be showcasing some of the work they do to create a thriving river supporting abundant biodiversity. GWCT will have their own stand with taxidermy, skulls, poo, camera traps, bugs, quizzes and more – it’s not to be missed.
Listen to the Land
The Listen to the Land tent in the GWCT area will host talks on photography, food, farming, fishing, conservation and more. The talks will be hosted by countryside writer and photographer Linda Mellor, who will also unveil a new book over the weekend. Confirmed speakers include authors, Mallachy Tallach, Merryn Glover, and Roger Morgan Grenville, as well as chef, writer, and presenter Tim Maddams who will be sharing his proposed model for reinventing game shooting, which encompasses the trip, hospitality, food, landscape and sport, to encourage a move away from the price-per-bird model.
Not already a GWCT Member? Join Today!
There are many compelling reasons to join the GWCT and support the essential research they undertake, including exclusive access to dozens of courses and events taking place throughout the year, the chance to visit our pioneering demonstration farms in Aberdeenshire and Leicestershire for a guided tour, free copies of Gamewise, our feature-packed magazine produced three times a year, and a host of other benefits. Above all this, you’ll be helping the British countryside thrive both now and in the future. Join online or talk to a member of staff on the GWCT Stand.
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