The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) has announced an exciting lineup of talks and interactive stands for visitors to this year’s GWCT Scottish Game Fair. The GWCT central exhibit, which will be located next to the Main Ring, will showcase the charity’s ‘three-legged stool’ approach to conservation and sustainable game management. This approach revolves around habitat, food, and predator control, and will be the central exhibit of the charity’s presence at the
In addition to the central exhibit, the GWCT has assembled a range of speakers who will explore a variety of topics throughout the fair. The Listen to the Land tent in the GWCT area will host talks on art, adventure, food, farming, folklore, conservation, climate change, and culture. 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 Patrick Laurie, Mallachy Tallach, Merryn Glover, and Roger Morgan Grenville, as well as chef, writer, and presenter Tim Maddams. Maddams 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.
The GWCT Members’ Marquee is located in the same area and offers a space for members and their guests to step away from the action for a light meal and refreshments on Friday. The marquee will then be open to the wider public over the weekend, giving the charity an excellent opportunity to share its mission and message with show visitors. Finally, the GWCT Education Marquee includes hands-on activities for children and a giant bird’s nest-style storytelling area.
The GWCT Scottish Game Fair promises to be an exciting event for anyone interested in conservation and sustainable game management. With engaging talks, interactive stands, and a variety of activities for children, the GWCT’s central exhibit and area offers something for everyone. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the GWCT’s work and to engage with experts in the field of sustainable game conservation north of the border!