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BASC: Game's On in Scotland

The UK's largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), is encouraging people in Scotland to enjoy eating game meat.

A number of restaurants in Scotland will be serving game during BASC's National Taste of Game Fortnight, which runs from 6th - 20th November. Shoppers at an Edinburgh supermarket will be able to try a taste of game in-store tomorrow.

National Taste of Game Fortnight forms part of BASC's ongoing Game's On game promotion campaign and is aimed at encouraging people to enjoy eating game.

BASC Scotland's development officer Kenny Willmitt said: "Game such as pheasant, partridge and venison is delicious and extremely versatile and is now available locally all over Scotland. It can be a cheap and healthy alternative to more conventional meats and poultry."
National Taste of Game Fortnight will be launched in Scotland tomorrow at a game tasting event at Waitrose, Comely Bank, Edinburgh. BASC staff will be in the store between 10am and 4pm to explain the benefits of game meat to customers.

The Ship Inn, Newburgh, Fife, will have game sourced from local shoots on the menu from the 10th until the 20th November. For more information or to book, call 01337 840566 or visit www.shipinnnewburgh.co.uk

Cluny Clays, Cluny, Fife, will be serving game during National Taste of Game Fortnight.

If people quote 'a taste of game', they will receive 20 per cent off the clays they shoot.
For more information or to book, call 01592 720374 or visit www.clunyclays.co.uk. The Bridge of Cally Hotel, Bridge of Cally, Blairgowrie, will be offering a special two course game menu on the Wednesdays and Thursdays of National Taste of Game Fortnight for a fixed price of £17.90 which includes a glass of Merloy Merlot to compliment the dishes.

For more information or to book, call 01250 886231 or visit bridgeofcallyhotel.com
Numerous events and competitions have been organised as part of National Taste of Game Fortnight. Details and a number of tasty game recipes can be found at www.gameson.org.uk For more information, please contact Nicolle Upton, BASC Scotland's press and policy officer on 077922 35343.

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