Visitors to this year’s Scotland Country Fair, hosted by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) will be able to take part in a range of activities.
The fair will be held at Cardross Estate, Port of Menteith, Stirling, on 8th and 9th May.
Activities at the fair will include archery, quad biking, a bouncy castle, an Edwardian fun fair, terrier racing, dog scurries and fly casting. A novelty pet show will be held on the Saturday afternoon. Visitors will also have a chance to try their hand at air rifle shooting and take advantage of BASC’s expert clay pigeon coaching.
There will be opportunities for the more experienced to take part in a competitive clay pigeon shoot and open and novice gun dog tests. There will also be a range of shops and trade stands including a craft tent and catering stands.
Donald Muir, BASC Scotland’s events and training officer, said: “This is the ninth year of the BASC Scotland Country Fair and once again we are extremely grateful to the Orr-Ewing family for the use of their house and grounds. Cardross Estate is the ideal location for this, Scotland’s first country fair of the year. It is close enough to most of Scotland’s population and yet truly rural in location.”
This year there will be special clay shooting competitions exclusively for BASC members with entries on the day. Categories include senior member, lady member, young shot and gamekeeper with prizes for each.
Parking and programmes will be free. Entry is £8 for adults. Accompanied under 16-year-olds will get in free. For more information visit www.basc.org.uk or phone 01350 723226.