06 June 2019

GWCT live theatre to launch at Scottish Game Fair

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COUNTRYSIDE issues will be tackled by a team of experts at GWCT’s live theatre stand throughout the 2019 Scottish Game Fair (July 5th to 7th).

Raptors, grouse moor management, wading birds, licensing and lead ammunition, are just some of the topics that spark much debate in the Scottish countryside and will be addressed.

GWCT’s director of communications Andrew Gilruth will be hosting two question-led sessions on each of the three days.

It comes following the great success of the roadshows where the GWCT has been talking to hundreds of wildlife enthusiasts across the country.

“There are strong debates going on about the Scottish countryside, so this is a perfect opportunity to get your opinion across as well as listening to our latest findings,” said Andrew.

“We want more people to know what’s happening and that’s precisely why we’re holding these talks. Come along, get the facts.”

All sessions will be located at GWCT’s stand – next to the main ring – in the grounds of Scone Palace.

He continued: “This isn’t just for members. We want as many people as possible to learn about the work we’re doing and the issues we all face in the countryside.

“Bring along as many people as you like. We're looking forward to welcoming you on the day.”

The morning session will run at 10am while the afternoon session will start at 2pm.

For those who want to also join us for refreshments before each talk, you can also book online for just £5.

There are only 30 spaces available for each session so it’s highly recommended to book online in advance here or below:


Notes to editors

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust – providing research-led conservation for a thriving countryside. The GWCT is an independent wildlife conservation charity which has carried out scientific research into Britain’s game and wildlife since the 1930s. 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.

ISDN radio broadcast line - at our Fordingbridge HQ we have an ISDN radio broadcast line, allowing us to conduct interviews remotely.

For information, contact:
Joel Holt
Telephone: 01425 651000
Email: press@gwct.org.uk

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