Scottish Game Fair

GWCT Scottish Game Fair

We are delighted that the 32nd GWCT Scottish Game Fair, with Headline Sponsor NFU Mutual, the leading rural insurer, returns to stunning Scone Parklands over the weekend of 24-26 September 2021

As always, the fair will feature an impressive line-up of traders, competitions and main ring events plus country sports activities and our very own central exhibit which this year focuses on demonstrating evidence of best practice.

Central Exhibit and Advisory

With farmers and gamekeepers increasingly required to show how their work generates environmental benefits such as the presence of key species and management of key habitats, the theme for the Trust’s central ringside stand focuses on demonstrating evidence of best practice.

Looking at how this can be achieved in moorland and low-ground game management settings, as well as across Scotland’s farmed landscape, the exhibit will set out the background to this drive for evidence. For game managers, this will illustrate how they can go the extra mile to ensure their work delivers ‘net biodiversity gain’. For farmers, the exhibit will highlight how collaborative working in ‘Farmer Clusters’ can also deliver environmental benefits at landscape scale. The display will also explore how information can be collected to benchmark progress, particularly through the Trust’s innovative use of mobile app recording.

Youngsters can enjoy themselves on the stand too, by visiting our Education marquee where they will be treated to fun activities involving observation and recording. A particular feature of our 2021 exhibit will be the Moredun Research Institute’s Bio-bus, packed with demonstrations and interactive displays, adding a very important extension of the best practice theme to cover disease management aspects.

GWCT Advisory Services

Come and chat to our professional advisors and researchers on stand about our wide-ranging services in the uplands, wetlands, lowlands, on farms and in woodlands. This work assists managers to create and sustain a thriving countryside, rich in game and wildlife.

As part of these services, we now offer a tailored advice, training and reporting package to help estates demonstrate best practice. Using mobile app technology, we provide keepering and management teams with an easy-to-use method to collect and maintain bespoke records. This is aimed at helping estates fulfil basic due diligence and evidence requirements, which will be important for future licence applications and accreditation.

GWCT Members Marquee

We are very excited this year to be working with Chef Maddams, who has created a bespoke menu for the members' enclosure. A range of packages are on offer, which will provide guests with breakfast, lunch or both with full table service and will include seasonal food. Advance bookings are recommended due to high demand and to meet local authority guidelines in case there are late changes to restrictions, which make them the only permitted approach to running the restaurant.

Our members' garden will be available for exclusive use by members on Friday and throughout the weekend for everyone again this year and will provide the perfect area to sit and enjoy the variety of light bites on offer including salads, pies, sandwiches and bacon butties. There will also be a second bar at the ringside end of the marquee with easy access out to the garden.

Sponsors & Partners

McInroy & Wood Pentland Land Rover

Fundraising Lunches

Bidwells

Education Marquee
Demijohn

GWCT Stand
Blackadders

Regional Clay Shoot and Reception
Johnston Carmichael

Partner
Savills

Partner
Thorntons

GWCT Central Exhibit
Carberry Cabins

GWCT Stand
Wright, Johnston and Mackenzie

Partner
The Borders Distillery

Partner
Hampden

Artists in Action
  Shepherd + Wedderburn

Education Marquee
  Strutt & Parker

Partner
 

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