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200 years of RNLI celebrated at this summer’s Moy Country Fair

Moy Country Fair, taking place at Moy Estate near Inverness on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd August 2024, is proud to be supporting the RNLI as it marks a special anniversary.

Celebrating its 200th anniversary throughout 2024, the RNLI will have a strong presence during the popular Fair with volunteers from a number of local Lifeboat Stations, including Invergordon, Loch Ness and Kessock, coming along to meet visitors.

This will include hosting a special Lifejacket Clinic to offer advice to the public from RNLI volunteers on how to maintain and safety check lifejackets before use. A first for the event, the clinic will offer an insight into the vast knowledge of RNLI volunteers who have saved an incredible 146,277 lives since the RNLI was founded in 1824.

Visitors will also be able to experience ‘float to live’ water safety demonstrations, pick up limited-edition RNLI souvenirs and the RNLI’s very own mascot, Stormy Stan, will be making an appearance which is sure to delight the children in attendance.

As ever, Moy Country Fair, has a packed roster of activities, exhibitors and performers for visitors, young and old, to enjoy. As well as the traditional main ring activities including Highland dancing, gundog handling and fishing demonstrations, pet parade and much-enjoyed terrier racing, the popular range of field sports will also be back from clay pigeon and air rifle shooting to the fly-fishing challenge.

For younger field-sports enthusiasts, the Junior MacNab Challenge is back. Hosted by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), the popular event invites children to participate in a clay pigeon shooting, air rifle shooting and fly-fishing challenge.

Beyond the traditional events the Fair is renowned for, Moy will see the return of axe-throwing and archery from A.C.E Target Sports after it proved to be a big hit in its event debut last year. Another much-anticipated return is Savage Skills, who will be back showcasing their spectacular BMX stunts and tricks.

For foodies, there will be a Highland Food and Drink Trail featuring nine street food vendors from the Highland area alongside live music acts throughout each day. . The Food Tent and Cookery Theatre will offer visitors a journey into Scotland’s Larder, celebrating the very best produce from the local area.

James Campbell, Chairman of the Moy Country Fair Committee, said:

“It’s set to be another exciting two days for our visitors at this year’s Moy Country Fair with a diverse range of activities, performances and exhibitors for everyone to enjoy. We are particularly proud to be celebrating the 200th anniversary of the RNLI across the Fair. Water safety is something we always highlight, alongside the RNLI, so this is a great opportunity to raise awareness and inform our visitors.”

Tickets are now on sale for the event which drew thousands to Moy Estate for the event last summer. Tickets cost £17 for adults when pre-booking online, or will cost £20 per adult at the gate on the day. All children aged under 16 years of age can access Moy Country Fair for free.

For more information and the book tickets please click here 

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