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Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust Scottish Game Fair

The 26th annual GWCT Scottish Game Fair was a great success this year with the weekend of the 4-6 July welcoming nearly 30,000 visitors to Scone Palace for a lively array of spectacles and events for all the family.

This year saw Environment and Climate Change Minister Paul Wheelhouse launch Forest Enterprise Scotland's new publication 'Deer Management on the National Forest Estate - Current Practice and Future Directions' as well as a milestone event in the Fair’s history with the Queen’s Baton Relay visiting the site on Friday 4th July. A highlight for the thousands of watching spectators, Scottish comedian Fred MacAulay transported the baton through the main ring in a black 1926 Bentley Red Label sports coupe before embarking on a boat down the River Tay as part of the Perth and Kinross leg of its journey.

New events included the John Field World of Gundogs, which attracted big crowds with visitors eager to join in with their dogs. There were cheers aplenty for ‘The Welsh Axemen’ with their tree-felling simulations in the main ring and the Fife Foxhounds and falconry attractions proved popular with visitors of all ages.

Over 300 exhibitors attended this year’s fair with the Food Hall and Cookery Theatre jam-packed with some of Scotland’s finest food and drink producers as well as leading equipment, clothing and crafts businesses in the country.

The many volunteers who support the Fair once again made a wonderful contribution to the running of the Fair and the Charity and the organisers are extremely grateful to them for their time and their cheerful good humour. There will be many opportunities to volunteer in 2015 and the online booking form will be live on this page in the autumn of this year.

A video encapsulating the very essence of this year’s show will be posted online shortly. Please note that the information on most of the site pages currently refer to the 2014 Fair and these will be updated as information about the 2015 Fair becomes available.

On behalf of the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust and the Fair team, a huge thank you to all who supported the 26th annual Scottish Game Fair and we look forward to welcoming you back to the 27th GWCT Scottish Game Fair on 3rd, 4th and 5th July 2015.

‘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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