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If you go to Scottish Game Fair visit BASC Scotland where there will be everything from ferrets to food demos, gun fit to taxidermy

BASC Scotland will host a range of demonstrations and events at this year's Scottish Game Fair, which will be held on 29th and 30th June and 1st July at Scone Palace, Perth.

These will include game cookery, pigeon decoying, ferreting and taxidermy demonstrations. People will also be able to have clay shooting lessons and gun fit assessments with BASC-accredited shotgun coaches.

Colin Shedden, BASC Scotland director, and John Batley, director of the Gun Trade Association, will be present each day to discuss airgun licensing and their work on the Scottish Firearms Consultative Panel.

BASC will host a Taste of Game Challenge at the fair. The creator of the tastiest and most innovative game sausage and burger will each be awarded a £50 BushWear voucher.

Craig MacNiven won last year's competition with his recipe for Christmas sausages containing roe, haggis, cranberry jelly, thyme and rosemary. This year’s entries will be subject to a taste test by a panel of judges with the winners being announced on the Saturday.

For details of how to enter the challenge and a timetable of BASC events at the game fair, visit www.basc.org.uk/en/in-your-area/scotland/ or phone 01350 723226 for an application form. The closing date for applications to enter the challenge is Thursday 28th June 2012.

Colin Shedden said: "If you are heading to the Scottish Game Fair be sure to drop by the BASC Scotland stand where there will be plenty to keep you entertained. From ferrets to food demos, gun fit to taxidermy, there will be a variety of demonstrations showcasing what country sports has to offer – we look forward to seeing you there."


For more information please call the BASC press office on 01244 573052. 

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