The Scottish Game Fair has released Early Bird Christmas Gift Packages for next year’s event, with the online box office now open to the general public.

The 2019 event, which is organised by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT), in association with NFU Mutual, returns to stunning Scone Palace Parklands in Perthshire over the weekend of July 5-7.

This fantastic three-day extravaganza attracts tens of thousands of visitors and is a true celebration of conservation and the countryside, while at the same time raising funds for GWCT’s vital wildlife conservation work.

The 2019 Scottish Game Fair will once again feature an impressive line-up of traders, competitions and a revamped main ring programme. Plus, there will be a plethora of country sports activities, coaching and competitions to appeal to all ages and abilities from fishing and clays to gundogs.

The always popular Cookery Theatre 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.

Sarah Ballantyne, head of events (Scotland) for the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust, said: “I’d like to thank all of our visitors, traders and especially our volunteers who helped make this year’s 30th Anniversary Scottish Game Fair truly spectacular. The Game Fair team is already looking forward to welcoming visitors next year.

“Our early bird Christmas Gift has always been very popular and offers excellent value. For the first time you can make life even easier and order your tickets all wrapped up in a gift box. The offer is limited in number so be sure not to miss out.”

Organisers are also appealing for a Volunteer Co-ordinator to help recruit and manage the army of helpers who make Scotland’s top country sports fair run smoothly each year.

Sarah Ballantyne added: “We have lots of fantastic, loyal volunteers who come each year, along with a number of new recruits. The team might be doing anything from litter picking to helping score a gundog competition – and everything in between. We want our volunteers to have a great time working at the fair, and our Volunteer Co-ordinator will be on hand to make sure they have sociable and fun time supporting the Fair.”

Early bird tickets for next year’s Scottish Game Fair are now on sale via the website

To apply for the role of Volunteer Co-ordinator, or to find out more about volunteering, check out the website