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Scottish and English Game Fairs cancelled for 2020

With the announcement today that GWCT Scottish Game Fair has been cancelled, it means that both re-arranged major outdoor summer Game Fairs in England and now Scotland have been cancelled for 2020.

The Scottish event at Scone had already been postponed from its original July date, and was due to take place on October 2-4, 2020. However, last night Hugo Straker, Chairman of The Scottish Game Fair said, ”We have been watching the Covid-19 situation closely over the last four months as we worked hard towards our new dates, and we had genuinely hoped the easing of restrictions would enable us to proceed. However, the understandable lack of clarity on the easing of restrictions on large events means it is simply too risky for us to continue with our plans”. He said the decision had been taken with “with deep and heartfelt regret”.
GWCT Scottish Game Fair will be offering those who have bought tickets for this year’s Fair the opportunity to roll their tickets over to the 2021 event. Refunds will also be available. The Scottish Game Fair team will be in touch with all involved over the coming weeks.

The provisional dates for the 2021 GWCT Scottish Game Fair are July 2–4.

The news means that both major outdoor game fairs in England and Scotland have now been cancelled. The Game Fair in England, which usually takes place in July had been re-organised for September, but was then cancelled recently, because there was “no guarantee” from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport that the phased reopening would happen in time. “Without any such guarantee, it is with an extremely heavy heart that we bring have had to take this decision”, said James Gower, Managing Director of the Game Fair.

Instead, England's The Game Fair will be rescheduled to take place from July 23-25 in 2021, returning to one of the regular venues, Warwickshire’s Ragley Hall.
“Rest assured we are doing everything we can to ensure a smooth and positive transition to next year. We would like to thank everyone for their cooperation and continued support”, added Mr Gower.

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