August: dates for the diary
August heralds the start of game shooting season.
The Game Act of 1831prescribed specific starting dates for the shooting of particular game birds. The Glorious Twelfth refers to 12 August which is the official start of the shooting season for Red Grouse - Partridges take cover on September 1st. - Woodcock and Pheasants meet their maker on October 1st.
So if you’re going to be out on the moors up to your knees in heather and feathers, talk to Andy or Christopher about all Budd’s accessories for a warm and comfy shoot.
Cowes Week, Isle of Wight (Aug 11-18).
Lowther Horse Driving Trials and Country Fair, Cumbria (Aug 11-12).
Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Scotland (Aug 3-25).
The Glorious Twelfth, start of the grouse shooting season (Aug 12)
Ballater Highland Games, Aberdeenshire, Scotland (Aug 9).
Edinburgh International Festival, Scotland (Aug 10-Sep 2).
Warwickshire Polo Cup Final, Cirencester Park, Gloucestershire (July 23-Aug 12).
Ebor Festival, Yorkshire (Aug 22-25).