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Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust Scottish Game Fair

It is sad to hear the news that the CLA Game Fair has been cancelled for 2016. As organisers of the GWCT Scottish Game Fair we feel this is a real shame and loss of a highly regarded and well established event within the country calendar. We too are aware of the financial risks associated with organising large scale events and are very grateful for the local and national support the Scottish Game Fair attracts each year, to the benefit of game and wildlife conservation.

A little Saturday rain failed to dampen spirits at this year’s Scottish Game Fair with thousands of visitors descending on Scone Palace for a myriad of food, drink, country sports, competitions and thrilling main ring events.

With the other days blessed with blue skies and sunshine, the Fair attracted the highest number of visitors on record for its opening day with temperatures reaching in excess of 22 degrees. Families, our Trust members and country enthusiasts alike enjoyed thrilling new main ring performances by The Savage Skills mountain bike team and horn-playing French huntsmen. There were more crowd- pleasing events with the welcome return of the terrier racing, gundog displays, falconry demos and pipe bands.

One of the most popular ‘have a go’ events was the gnat shooting this year, which attracted lots of children and adults alike as well as the World of Gundogs, which drew in crowds of visitors and participants with dogs.

Whilst providing a valuable insight into all that’s great about rural Scotland as well as furthering awareness of the importance of game, wildlife and countryside management, the Fair also celebrated the Year of Scotland Food & Drink with a packed Cookery theatre programme and Food Hall. Foodie in residence, Christopher Trotter hosted big name chefs such as Tom Lewis and Three Sisters Bake who regaled audiences with informative cookery demonstrations and tastings. Trader numbers exceeded all previous years with much competition to secure a place at Scotland’s best-loved outdoor event.

We would like to give a huge thanks to all those who supported this year’s Fair. From our fantastic volunteers, traders and visitors to our event performances, chefs and professional demonstrations, this really was an unforgettable experience for all.

We’re delighted to announce next year’s dates, the 28th Scottish Game Fair will be held from 1st to 3rd July 2016. More information will be made available via this website over the coming months.

Why not volunteer?Volunteers, whose support makes such a valuable contribution to the smooth running of the Fair, are once again warmly invited to help next year. We are looking for volunteers with a wide range of skills over the age of 16 to join in the fun.. Please click here to apply.

A video encapsulating the very essence of the 2014 Fair is available below. Look out for our 2015 video, which will be uploaded soon.


‘To pay a 'virtual visit' to the 2014 Scottish Game Fair, click below. (NB it may take a while to load, depending on your browser).

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