13 March 2013

Trip down memory lane to favourite summer event

Cast your mind back to the summer of ’89 and try to remember if you were present at the first Scottish Game Fair to be held at Scone Palace.

If so, then you could hold some interesting information for organisers of the event, the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust.

In celebrating the silver anniversary of the Fair in 2013, the GWCT is seeking out those who may have been involved in the organisation of the first event or who may have special memories of the Fair.

Perhaps you won a competition, exhibited as a trade stand holder or your dog won the scurry?

If so, then 25th anniversary events organiser Donna Bell would love to hear from you. Donna has been collating press cuttings and photographs from previous Fairs to pull together a special exhibit on the event’s history.

“It is such an interesting task sifting through all these memorabilia but I am especially keen to speak to those who attended the first Fair at Scone Palace and to find out more about that first event which has grown to become such a popular date on the Scottish social calendar.

“I have already found some interesting press cuttings of people who have won competitions and such like and will be following these up in the next few weeks but I am very keen to find out more and would welcome people to get in touch.”

Donna’s exhibit will form part of an anniversary reception on the first day of the 2013 event - Friday, July 5 at which organisers are hoping will be a very special guest to officially open the Fair.

To share your memories, anecdotes and interesting facts from the 1989 Fair, please contact Donna at info@scottishfair.com by April 30.

Notes to editors

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust is an independent wildlife conservation charity which carries out scientific research into Britain’s game and wildlife. We advise farmers and landowners on improving wildlife habitats. We employ 22 post-doctoral scientists and 50 other research staff with expertise in areas such as birds, insects, mammals, farming, fish and statistics. We undertake our own research as well as projects funded by contract and grant-aid from Government and private bodies. The Trust is also responsible for a number of Government Biodiversity Action Plan species and is lead partner for grey partridge and joint lead partner for brown hare and black grouse.

For information, contact:

Playfair Walker
Telephone: 0131 445 5570
Email: richard@playfairwalker.com

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