The lifting of most of the Covid-19 restrictions in Scotland, including the removal of limits on large outdoor gathering from last Monday (August 9th) has given a timely boost to the GWCT Scottish Game Fair.
Last week First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed that the country would be moving beyond the current ‘level zero’ rules from Monday and this included physical distancing rules and the limits on gatherings removed, while all venues will be allowed to reopen. There will also be changes to rules on self-isolation.
Announcing the move, she said the decision was “significant and hard-earned” and thanked the people of Scotland for their efforts in helping to reduce infections thus far.
With this in mind, the organisers have expanded the amount of space to accommodate exhibitors, added more space on the campsite and are still welcoming exhibition applications for the final few stands.
The event will take place at Scone Palace from Friday to Sunday, September 24th to 26th and more than 35,000 visitors are expected to visit, with new attractions, an improved VIP Restaurant and more facilities than ever.
Among favourite returning exhibitors will be Joules, Scottish Land & Estates, Edinburgh Watch Company, A&J Shedden, Dogrobes, Holts, Monty Lewis Sporrans, Simba Rods, BASC, Scottish Field and Grovers Optics.
They will be joined by newcomers including Field & Moor, Saville Row Sporting Tailor, AM Phillip Trucktech, Farmstream, Lazy Pawzzz and River & Moor – just some of the 50-plus first-time exhibitors.
James Gower, managing director of the organisers, the National Game Fair, said: “Yet again we have proved our resilience in the face of adversity and, with our revised dates at the end of September, the lifting of key restrictions – notably on large outdoor events – as another blessing for the GWCT Scottish Game Fair.
“Enquiries continue to be at an all-time high and we have had to expand our exhibitor and camping space and extend many of our other facilities in anticipation of a huge turnout.
“Of course, that means we now have a little space still left for exhibitors keen to ride this wave of enthusiasm for a great outdoor event, celebrating all that is great about Scotland and its countryside.”
If you would like to snap up one of the last remaining stands, visit traders.scottishfair.com