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Issue 95 Out Now

Scotland Magazine Issue 95

Regional Focus: Firth of Clyde, Ayrshire coastal path, Exlusive interview: Ruth Connell, Shipbuilding on the Clyde, Clan MacAulay

Tue 07 Feb 2012


Following the roaring success of the 2011 Galloway Country Fair at Drumlanrig Castle, the Buccleuch Group is delighted to announce it will host a sister event at Dalkeith Country Estate on the outskirts of Edinburgh in 2012.

The new fair, taking place in the fields in front of Dalkeith Palace over the weekend of 7 and 8 April, is expected to attract crowds from across the UK and will feature something exciting for all the family. Traditional have-a-go country pursuits such as wood turning, pottery, archery and falconry will abound alongside the fun fair, quality exhibitor stands and craft and food halls outside the main ring. Kids and adults will even be invited to watch warriors test their strength in the medieval jousting challenge.

Dalkeith Country Estate Manager Andrew Brough said:

“We’ve long believed a fair at Dalkeith Country Estate could be a hotspot on the Scottish rural events calendar so I’m delighted it has now been confirmed with strong interest already established from traders. Country fairs enable people to enjoy the rich rural heritage of Scotland while spending time with family and friends, getting involved in the fun of the day, discovering more about the countryside, sampling some of the best local products and foods on the market and generally getting out and seeing some of our country’s most beautiful landscapes and properties.”

The Dalkeith Country Fair will mark the opening of the estate to the public for the 2012 season, giving access to some of Scotland’s most breathtaking woodland and river courses. Wildlife is to be seen all over the estate and mountain biking or rambling are on offer alongside the hugely popular adventure playground complete with zip slide and tree top trail.