22 June 2022

Captain Partridge flies again – and leads a crop of superb storytelling events for kids and adults at this year’s GWCT Scottish Game Fair

The GWCT Scottish Game Fair takes place once again from 1 – 3 July in the grounds of Scone Palace, Perthshire and new to the Fair this year is a three-day storytelling attraction in keeping with 2022 being billed as the National Year of Stories.  Titled Listen to the Land the mini storytelling festival is sponsored by NatureScot and Bidwells.

Lynsay Hay (left ), Katrina Candy (right)Lynsay Hay (left) with Katrina Candy (right)

First up launching her new book Captain Partridge and the Farm Monsters’ Feast and reading from it in the children’s storytelling marquee, The Nest, will be Katrina Candy. This is Katrina’s second in the Captain Partridge series in which she once again blends important educational messages about the countryside and conservation into a tale for young readers and listeners.  The book is beautifully illustrated by Perthshire artist Lynsay Hay. Pre-order your copy here.

Front Cover

Katrina, who was formerly Head of PR and Education for the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) in Scotland and is now Head of Communications for Bidwells in Scotland based in the firm’s Perth office, says:

“I set out with the Captain Partridge concept several years ago to try to help bridge the education gap between children, conservation and countryside, to make learning, reading and listening to stories fun – and also to raise money from sales of the books towards the work of GWCT in Scotland.”

Katrina will be launching her new book, which has been sponsored by Muirden Energy, on Friday 1 June at 11.30 in The Nest marquee

Talks, readings and ‘conversations’ throughout the weekend are hosted by, among others, Linda Mellor, Louise Gray and Guy Grieve with masses of interesting topics covered including Scottish folklore, myths and legends, rewilding, ocean exploration, barn owls and curlew and much more in a programme comprising some 40 separate events.

Iona Laing, representing the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, said:

“Listen to the Land is a fitting theme for our Scottish Game Fair weekend with talks and book readings for all ages. Our speakers will be delving into absorbing topics, encouraging bold conversations and provoking thought and discussion about land-use and conservation-related issues in our changing world.”

The full programme for the storytelling event is available here with ticket details. Note that entry to Listen to the Land events is supplementary to ticket entry to the GWCT Scottish Game Fair.

More information about the GWCT Scottish Game Fair, Scotland’s celebration of conservation and the countryside, which runs from 1 – 3 July in the grounds of Scone Palace is available here.

Captain Partridge and the Farm Monsters’ Feast is published on 1st July and is available to order from the GWCT here.

Issued on behalf of the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust in Scotland by:

Dick Playfair
Playfair Walker
Tel: 0131 445 5570
E: richard@playfairwalker.com

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