The Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair

Blair Atholl, Perthshire
Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26th August 2001


FILM STAR TO VISIT HORSE TRIALS

Perthshire’s very own superstar, Ewan McGregor, is to visit the Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair, which runs from Thursday, August 23rd to Sunday August 26th, 2001.

Ewan, who stars in Star Wars II and Trainspotting will be attending the horse trials on one of the days, in spite of his very busy filming schedule. His presence is sure to swell the number of people visiting the event and will be a great chance for local people to meet one of Scotland’s most famous characters.

His parts range from Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars to the drugs-ravaged Renton in Trainspotting and from Nick Leeson in Rogue Trader to his latest singing role in the film musical, Moulin Rouge. There is no doubt that Ewan is a highly acclaimed and versatile actor, much in demand by producers and directors, but his roots remain firmly in Perthshire.

The star is a great supporter of the Children’s Hospice Association (CHAS), which is the chosen charity for this years Bowmore Blair Castle event. He shows tremendous interest in the work done by CHAS and visits Rachel House Children’s Hospice in Kinross whenever he can.

Ewan hails originally from Crieff, and although based in London now, is delighted to return to his home County and lend his support to both the international horse trials and CHAS.

This is the 13th year of the Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials, which has gone from strength to strength since the addition of a Country Fair.

Always a popular event with competitors, it now regularly attracts over 20,000 spectators over the four days, who enjoy equally the top class sport and entertainment on offer.

A tented village with over 150 shops has been expanded in the last few years with the addition of a Craft Fair and Festival of Food, where visitors can "try before they buy" delicious Scottish produce.

Further information from: The Horse Trials Office, Blair Atholl, Perthshire, PH18 5 TH. Tel: 01796 481543 or Fax: 01796 481455.

For further details please visit the Bowmore Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair website - click here


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