A Helimed paramedic from Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance has captured aerial footage of the packed Scottish Game Fair at Scone Palace.
The GWTC Scottish Game Fair has returned to Perthshire this weekend after coronavirus forced its cancellation last year, with thousands of people visiting over the weekend.
The event, organised by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust is running at its usual venue at Scone Palace.
After returning from a mission, a paramedic onboard SCAA’s Helimed 76 helicopter caught video footage of the busy fair as she flew over Scone Palace.
“A great view of the GWCT Scottish Game Fair taken by Paramedic Julia from our Helimed 76 crew as they return to their Perth base.
“Our SCAA stand is down there somewhere, featuring a fantastic Shop’n’Drop service and we also have our leg-saving car park buggy – so why not drop by and say hello,” SCAA said as they shared the video.
GWCT has entered into an agreement with The Game Fair – the company which runs the Game Fair in England – to take on the running of its event in Scotland.
It said the partnership would guarantee the income for the trust and the long-term future of the Scottish Game Fair.
Among the thousands who attended was the Princess Royal, who presented the Young Gamekeeper of the Year award.
Exhibitors featured at the event over the weekend to celebrate the countryside. As well as a craft fair, food and drink businesses and many others are taking part in the event.
One research group predicted the strong attendance would provide a welcome boost for the local economy.
With thousands planning a trip on each day of the event, Jump Research said local businesses such as accommodation providers could benefit from a £5 million injection into the local economy.
Show director James Gower said most restaurants and hotels surrounding Scone had been fully booked in the lead up to the fair.
“This much-loved annual event draws people from all over Scotland, so the material increase in tourism will be tangible,” he said.
Mr Gower added: “Tens of thousands of people venturing to Perthshire will provide a timely economic injection to the hard-hit hospitality sector post-pandemic.
“The benefits of an event like this are far-reaching for so many, from those with a single room air B&B through to multi-national hotel groups.”