Huge crowds of around 30,000 visited this year's GWCT Scottish Game Fair at Scone Palace. A true celebration of rural Scotland and country sports, this 29th annual Game Fair was a huge success with the Scottish weather holding out for the weekend.
For the first time ever the Game Fair hosted a Four Nations International Gundog competition. Teams from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales competed in a head to head in front of a large crowd by the River Tay with England winning the overall prize.
This years saw the highest number of trader in attendance since the Game Fair began were plying their wares over the course of the weekend. This year’s packed and lively Main Ring Programme also kept everyone thoroughly entertained with lots of favourites such as the Dog ‘n’ Duck Show, spectacular axe demos from Gwynedd Axemen, the Tug o’ War and the ever-popular Terrier Racing. Scone Palace also saw the return of popular attractions including birds of prey, pipe bands, gun dog demos, fishing demos, dog agility and much more.
The Fred Taylor Memorial Trophy for Working Hill Ponies was a huge spectacular in the Main Ring on Sunday with Glen Prosen Estate’s Eric Starke with Mia winning the trophy from a fantastic field of 19 entries. Eric also received a prestigious Bronze Medal from the Highland Pony Society. This year the event was sponsored by John Rigby & Co, who presented a Highland Stalker .275 rifle with Leica Visus scope to the winner.