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    Scone 2012 - some pictures

    Following the various threads about the washed out Scone this year, thought I'd put up some pictures.

    Not many taken - as digital cameras and rain don't mix well. As on trade stand, many taken early morning before most people up and about on the Saturday.

    Can only say the images don't really convey how sodden the ground was. The gravel was barely floating on top of mush. we were luckily on a high bit - many of the stands had standing water/ 4-6 inches of mud slurry in them and access was across deeper pools of water/ mud. We also 'luckily' got a double dose of gravel outside our bit - no idea how that happened

    The Fly fishing 'jetties' slowly washed away during Friday evening and by Sat morning were either gone or submerged.

    Short of having pathways established/ laid out beforehand, I really don't think the organisers could have done much other than cancel.

    Thursday evening some of the traders didnt do themselves many favours. The organisers offered mats and help to trucks/ vans, but many couldn't/ wouldn't wait. A few dozen transits driven at full revs don't help sodden grass very much!

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    Ready for the start Friday Morning

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    John with visitors - visitors!

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    Early Sat morning up to arena from our stand

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    Over by the main arena

    Like I say, pictures do not really convey just how sodden it was. Every step was floating.

    Still, there's always next year!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moray Outfitting View Post
    Still, there's always next year!
    Or you could all come to the Deerstalking Fair in March next year to avoid having to wait until July...

    Looks bad, but have to say that given it is Scotland in July, no surprise there was rain...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamross65 View Post
    Or you could all come to the Deerstalking Fair in March next year to avoid having to wait until July...

    Looks bad, but have to say that given it is Scotland in July, no surprise there was rain...
    I'll be there Jam

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    what about Moy?

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    Were is that ELRIG

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    I'm really not sure about the company that John keeps.

    Seriously though, was not there on the friday would have gone on the Sunday as usual, a lot of people I have spoken to said there was less trade stands than usual, hearing about stands flooded and water damaged stock just wonder if this could put a lot of them off from coming back another year.

    Are you lads that payed for a site for three days going to be reimbursed?

    Remember being at Kelso which was very bad but not cancelled think that was the last time the CLA came to Scotland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ELRIG View Post
    what about Moy?
    Would like to go to Moy but never can as I always have clients then, it would land right in the Roe rut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6pointer View Post
    Were is that ELRIG
    Just outside Inverness, maybe 20 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ELRIG View Post
    what about Moy?
    I've never been before but we have syndicate ground very near there. So, now that the trip to Scone got rained off (which frankly, I don't really understand. Glastonbury still goes great when it's a total swamp and those are just "sissy" townies listening to some pop music and yet all us roughie, toughie welly-wearing, card carrying, "sportsmen" and "countrymen" couldn't be let loose in a lightly dampened field ???) I've planned a weekend stalking and a trip into the Moy Estate along the way instead.

    I hope it's as good as they say.

    Moy... not Glastonbury

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    Pity about the cancellation but was the right decision.Moys a nice wee intimate fair and although no way on the scale of Scone its still a good day out and also has the CIC in attendance.Heres hoping the weather improves for then.

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