Monday, 8 July 2013

Scottish Game Fair 2013

My wife and I took our annual trip to Scone Palace, Perth for the Scottish Game Fair on Sunday. Unlike last year where heavy rain caused the event to be abandoned, we were blessed with a warm sunny day this time round. We had a good day out as usual buying the excellent local produce on offer from the Food Stalls and I picked up a bargain or two from Fisherman's Row. In the Main Ring, the shows and demonstrations are always well worth seeing and attract good crowds whether it's gun dogs or a pipe band. We also really enjoyed watching the skill of the Clay Pigeon shooters. My personal favourite though was the gun dogs. They are so well trained that their owners could get them to do virtually anything! The way these dogs jump over the fences or into the water fetching dummies etc is great to watch. It must be so rewarding to know you have trained your dog to do these things. Even in 25c the dogs performed exceptionally well and looked as though they coped with the heat a lot better than I did anyway!

Another great day out and we even came away with a sun tan!

Where to head to first?
A Highland Cow and her calf get out of the baking hot sun and take shelter in the shade.

Scott Mackenzie gives another Spey casting masterclass in the Main Ring.

One of the first class gun dog demonstrations in the Main Ring.

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