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How to do the Scottish Game Fair – 5 Unmissables


Scottish Game Fair 30th June – 2nd July. Don’t miss A Hume at Scotland’s best and most beautifully located country show.


The Scottish Game Fair at Scone Palace ranks justifiably high on the bucket list for anyone with an interest in country life and conservation. The atmosphere is always warm – even if the weather is not – at this exceptionally well-run event.




Hosted by the Game and Wildlife Conversation Trust, the weekend long extravaganza celebrates country sports and rural interests in an engaging and hands on way that attracts a growing number of visitors from all over Scotland, and beyond. This year 33,000 people are expected to attend.



5 Game Fair Unmissables

As veterans of the Game Fair part of the pleasure for us is anticipating the day and planning what to do. In our experience a bit of planning goes a long way.


Planning what to see and how to do the Game Fair will ensure you get the most out of the day. Don’t forget to schedule time for spontaneous chats/drinks/nibbles with the friends and folk you inevitably run into. Full schedule here.


New for 2017 – Four Nations International Gundog, Saturday 1 July

Prepare to be awed by canine prowess as teams from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales compete in the inaugural Four Nations International Gundog competition. Expect leaping, chasing, retrieving and spinning on paws as dogs adhere to the commands of their masters.



Fishing Gets a Makeover

There is also a newly revamped fishing area, featuring panel discussions, presentations and Q&As with guest speakers. Highlights include Fiona Armstrong acclaimed writer, broadcaster and fishing fan.


Have a go:

If you’ve ever wanted to have a go at fly casting, this is your chance. Fly Casting clinics, demonstrations and tuition are available all weekend. Pre-booking essential.



Foodie Theme for 2017 is Fur, Feather and Fin

The foodie theme for 2017 is Fur, Feather and Fin with related demos and events on all three days in the food hall. Watch out for Adam Newth of the Tayberry’s gin sozzled mackerel and the pigeon pluck off at 4pm on Saturday. Just don’t try saying that after you’ve made the rounds of the boozy samples.


Insider tip:

Whilst we’re at it… regarding free treats. Unless you want to incur the wrath of the traders – no matter how moreish they are, we recommend allowing a decent amount of time to elapse before making a second pass at the samples. (Archie – don’t say we didn’t warn you…)


Small Dog Syndrome at the Terrier Racing

There will be yipping, yapping and possibly a flip or two as the terriers tear after the furry thing on a string as fast as their little legs can carry them. We don’t know what makes terrier racing such fun to watch – is it their HUGE pluck and determination v’s their tiny size – first rate main ring entertainment.



Terrier Racing is the final event in the Main Ring on each day – best for last – 17.00/17.15.


Splash Some Country Cash

With over 450 traders plying their wares, this is your chance to splash some country cash on everything you want and need for life in the country. Including, of course, the finest country clothing in the land…..that’s us, in case you didn’t get it…..



Insider tip:

A Hume, Partridge Row Stand 3. We’ll be showcasing Dubarry, so, drop in to say hello, try some boots and enjoy a glass of fizz.




Oh, and if you see Archie cruising the free samples in the food hall, please send him back to the stand!



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