What's on

From around 11.00 am each day, there is a full range of activities and displays within the Main Ring -  Pipe Bands, a spectacular Birds of Prey demonstration, Tug of War, Gundog and Fishing demonstrations, pets parade, Foxhounds and Terrier racing are among some of the highlights on offer. Add to this the appearance of Dalriada Highland, who will be demonstrating a mock up of a stalk on a deer on a remote hillside. 

Elsewhere throughout the Fair, you can enjoy all sorts of field sports activities – come along and enjoy the Clay Pigeon Shooting, Musket Shooting, Air Rifles, Catapults and Archery. Even if you have not tried any of these enjoyable activities before, there are vastly experienced staff on hand who will ensure you will enjoy taking part in some of these exciting activities. There are also the Gundog tests which are always a great spectacle to watch or why not enter your dog into the scurry tests – everyone enjoys this including the dogs and finally why not take yourself down to the shores of the Loch and enjoy some of the fishing pursuits in Anglers Corner.

 

There is also plenty going on for children – Pony Rides, Bouncy Castle, Climbing Wall, interactive Craft event, Bubbles the Clown and other activities to keep the children happy as well as the Children’s Crèche which offers a range of entertainment.

There is indeed a great variety of entertainment on offer at the Fair and plenty to keep all of the family occupied for the day – come along and enjoy the experience.

Main Ring
Each day from 11:20am to 4:30pm

We have a packed programme of Main Ring events to keep you entertained over the two days of the Fair this year with some must see acts and the return of your favourites. See below for a provisional timetable:

Friday 2nd August:

11:30 - Farrier

12:15 - Queens Own Highlanders Pipes & Drums

1:00 - Official opening

1:05 - Dalriada Highland Ponies

1:30 - Gundogs Handling

2:00 - Falconry Display by Elite Falconry 

2:40 - Pakefield Ferrets

3:10 - Hounds Parade

3:40 - Childrens Pet Parade

4:05 - Dalriada Highland Ponies

4:30 - Terrier Racing

Saturday 3rd August:

11:20 - Farrier

12:05 - Queens Own Highlanders Pipes & Drums

12:20 - Tug o War

12:30 - Dalriada Highland Ponies

1:00 - Gundogs Handling

1:35 - Pakefield Ferrets

2:05 - Falconry Display by Elite Falconry

2:50 - Hounds Parade

3:25 - Childrens Pet Parade

3:50 - Dalriada Highland Ponies

4:25 - Terrier Racing

Entries for "Pets Parade" and "Terrier Racing" are taken at the Committee Tent from around 2pm each day

Country Pursuits
Take place each day. Come along and have-a-go or simply enjoy the displays.

  • Clay Shooting - see more details below.

  • Forres & Nairn Wildfowlers Association & Inverness Wildfowlers Association:

    • Try a Gun

    • Air Rifles and Catapults

    • Musket Shooting

  • Archery

  • ​The Black Isle & Mid Ross Wildfowlers Club:

    • Gun Dog Scurry

  • Gun Dog Working Tests

  • Anglers Corner

    • Fly Casting Demonstration and Tuition 

    • Angling Advisory Centre and Exhibition 

    • Fly Tying 

Other Activities
This is a real family occasion with plenty to do for Mums, Dads, Grand Parents and Children.  Apart from the many Exhibition Tents and Trade Stands there are a number of activities for you to try.
  • Terrier Racing 

  • Bubbles the Clown 

  • Crafts for Children by Crafts with Susan

  • Pony Rides 

  • Children's Pet Parade 

  • Inflatables

  • Crèche

Children are welcome to try out all of the sports, as long as they are big enough then we provide people to ensure that everything is done correctly and safely.  No child will be without an adult supervisor if they visit any of the activities sections such as:

  • Try a gun 

  • Catapult 

  • Archery

Competitions
There are various competitions to take part in during the course of the Fair, including:

  • Novice tests

  • Gundogs scurry

  • Pets Parade

  • Companion dog show - Saturday only Entries taken at the small marquee near Moy Hall from 12Noon organised by Pets as Therapy

  • Terrier racing

  • Clay Shooting

  • Small bore rifle shooting

  • Fly casting

  • 4 Bird pick up

Shooting 
Generously sponsored by Bruichladdich Distillery 

For 2019 Shooting results please click here

​For the shooting enthusiasts, a big attraction at the Fair is the popular and growing sport of Clay Target Shooting. 

 

The sporting layout simulates what the game shooter would meet in the field. There are five stands at this year's Fair.

 

25 Down the Line re-entry - layout provides competition for the trap shooter.  This is one of the oldest disciplines of clay target shooting and is very popular throughout the Highlands.  The shooter is faced with clay targets being thrown randomly from an oscillating trap.  It is enjoyable to watch and a must for the visitor to the Fair.  The DTL competition is very popular at the Fair and it is recommended to enter early to avoid the queues.

 

THERE IS ALSO A NOVICE STAND FOR BEGINNERS.  This allows anyone to have a go at clay target shooting regardless of age under expert supervision.  Hire of shotgun, cartridges, clays, ear protection and instruction are included in the price of entry.

 

The sporting and DTL competition will run between 10am and 6pm each day with prizes awarded both days with a High Gun over the two days for the sporting. Additional prizes for GAMEKEEPERS, LADIES, VETERANS (over 65) and JUNIORS (under 18) also up for grabs! As well as NEW Clubman category!

Shooting Car Park - tickets available from David Gillies - £4 per day. 

 

Gun Storage

There will be a GUN STORAGE FACILITY available at the Clay Shooting tent. Cost is £2.00 per gun with all proceeds to local charities. Stored guns to be collected by 6pm each day. No overnight storage available.

All entries taken on the day.  For Try a Gun, Small Bore Rifle Shooting and Musket Shooting, no personal rifles or muskets can be used.  No catapaults allowed in the Archery area.

8 Sandalwood Avenue, Inverness, IV2 6GR

T: 07765 955216 E: hfsf@hotmail.co.uk

The Fair is held each year by kind permission of
Mrs Celia Mackintosh of Mackintosh at Moy Estate, IV13 7YQ

We are delighted to have Strathmore Event Services on board to assist with the planning and delivery of the Fair. 

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