Special guest at Games Fair

peter Wilson MBE will open the event
peter Wilson MBE will open the event

The Game Wildlife Conservation Trust’s (GWCT) are pulling out all the stops for their Scottish Game Fair 2012 and it promises to be their best event.

One of the major highlights in the countryside calendar, it’s renowned for its friendly atmosphere and will be celebrating its silver anniversary.

The Fair offers an exciting weekend of activities, outstanding food and, importantly, an opportunity to learn more about wildlife and conservation all within stunning surroundings.

Almost 40,000 people are expected to descend on Scone Palace to join in the silver celebrations this summer and there is already a real buzz about the event which will celebrate the history of the Fair.

Officially opening this year’s event on Friday, July 5, will be Peter Wilson, MBE, who won a gold medal in the 2012 London Olympics for double trap shooting.

This year the event will also be engaging with Year of Natural Scotland by bringing exhibitions and interactive displays to the show ground.

New this year is the Top Gear Experience simulator which puts you in some of the most up to date super cars, a gnat shoot where guns can try and shoot motorised airborne targets and a show of traditional hill ponies – the best of which will be awarded the Fred Taylor Memorial Trophy.

In addition, it boasts nearly 400 trade stands, including the celebrated food hall.

Visitors to the Fair can also enjoy demonstrations within the cookery theatre and learn a few new tricks from some of the UK’s top chefs.

And for younger visitors there is plenty to see and do. A selection of activities on offer includes archery, quad biking, fly fishing, zorbs, assault course, bouncy castle, free workshops in the Wee Beasties marquee and lots of animals!

Visitors to the Scottish Game Fair come from far and wide to enjoy a good day out with their families and friends and as a consequence it has grown to become one of Scotland’s most successful summer events and a significant date in Scotland’s rural calendar.

Its continuing successful operation is therefore of huge importance to the GWCT, which uses proceeds from the fair to fund its conservation research.