Youngsters develop their countryside skills at the Scottish Game Fair

A group of young people standing outside of the BASC Scotland stand

More than 140 youngsters took part in the Junior Macnab Challenge at the Scottish Game Fair at Scone Palace last weekend.

The challenge sees participants hitting a target with an air rifle, shooting clay pigeons and fly casting across the Fair.

Supported by BASC, the Scottish Youth & the Countryside Education Trust (SYCET), and many others, the Junior Macnab Challenge is about encouraging young people to discover and develop their countryside skills.

At the end of each day, all of those who successfully completed their challenge Game Card entered a draw to win a fantastic array of prizes generously donated by our sponsors. This year, BASC had the privilege of former SNP Deputy First Minister John Swinney, local Perthshire North MSP presenting the prizes, alongside Westminster representative Pete Wishart MP.

The Junior Macnab Challenge forms part of BASC’s wider outreach and education work, which this year will see our teams come into contact with more than 25,000 young people.

Peter Clark, BASC Scotland director, said: “It is great to see this annual event go from strength to strength. A key objective of BASC and our partner organisations is to introduce new entrants into our sector, providing more than 100 children this opportunity over the weekend at Scone Palace is the perfect entry point.”