26 July 2014

My first Scottish Game Fair

A few weeks ago I went to my first Scottish Game Fair with Jamie and his parents. For them it's been a yearly tradition for a while and it was lovely to be asked to go along and for Jamie to be able to get a day off during the Summer (busy time for language schools).

2014 was the 26th annual Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust Scottish Game Fair and I've never seen as much tweed in one place. It was fantastic. 

There were stalls set up selling things from Tweed jackets, leather bags, handmade jewellery & home-wares. There were a few people displaying their artwork and we came away with a few business cards to bare these people in mind once we buy a place. There was so much it's hard to remember. You could easily spend a lot, although not everything was super pricey.

In terms of entertainment there was:
World of Gundogs – *NEW* for 2014 and open to all with their own dogs
Gnat Shooting, back by popular demand
Clay Pigeon Shooting
Fly Casting
Air Rifle Shooting
The Scurry
Climbing Wall
Pipe Bands
Hill Ponies (Sunday only)
Children’s Activities including: quad bikes, face painting, archery, bouncy castle, climbing wall, super jumper and many more
Fun and Educational activities in the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust marquee
Super Jumper
Dry Stone Walling Demonstrations
Gnat shooting
4x4 Circuit (sponsored by Mitsubishi Motors)
Tug o’ War (Friday and Saturday)
Sheep Show - four times a day
Wimbledon Tent

 Really you aren't short of something to do and I can see how people can go for the full weekend. There was also cookery demonstrations but these were only on the Saturday & Sunday. 

 Jamie & I did a bit of clay pigeon shooting, which after half a bottle of prosecco and salmon sandwiches (provided by Mrs S) wasn't our best idea. 


My rifle shooting was much better.(J - Left, Me - Right)

 Finally (well not finally I just can't remember much else) there was the food tent. OMG! 
So many samples, so many good looking eats & drinks.

We came away with -
Wild Boar bacon and Wild Boar and Pear Burgers from Sillifield Farms. 
Trotters home-made hot pepper jelly, these guys make the best wild garlic pesto too. 
Braes of Gowrie non-alcoholic Elderflower fizz 
Sarah Grays Strawberry & Champagne jam 
Venison chirizo