Membership Level: Exhibitors

Lowther Show is to take place on the 11th and 12th August 2018. Showcasing country life at its best, the Lowther Show attracts a fusion of devoted country sports enthusiasts and local visitors to take part in an outstanding range of countryside attractions and family entertainment features.

Our exhibitors form the most valuable interface we have with our visitors. Check out the full A-Z list of the exhibitors joining us at the 2018 Lowther Show creating the unique atmosphere for which the Lowther Show is renowned for.


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What does BASC stand for?

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation

How did BASC come about?

The organisation was founded as the Wildfowlers’ Association of Great Britain and Ireland, (WAGBI) in 1908 by Stanley Duncan FZS and Sir Ralph Payne-Gallwey Bt.

Why did Stanley Duncan form the Association?

There were three main reasons why he set up WAGBI.

  1. He wanted to help professional wildfowlers;
  2. He was becoming alarmed at the increasing drainage and subsequent development of much excellent wildfowl habitat;
  3. He realised that as time went by it would be necessary to defend the sport of wildfowling against the growing enthusiasm of extremists bent on total protection of wild birds.

When and why did WAGBI become BASC?

In 1981 WAGBI changed its name to the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC). This change was agreed at the Annual General Meeting of that year in recognition of the fact that shooting sports required a single representative body and that WAGBI was the most suitably placed organisation to take on that role. BASC was incorporated as an Industrial and Provident Society and formally became The British Association for Shooting and Conservation Limited in January 1997.

How many members does BASC have?

A membership of over 140,000 and growing.

Where is BASC based?

The association’s national headquarters is based at Marford Mill in Rossett, North Wales. There are also four regional centres across England and three national centres in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

What are our key aims?

BASC is a national representative body for sporting shooting. We have five strategic objectives:

  • A strong and unified voice for shooting
  • All party backing for shooting
  • Balanced comment in the media
  • Continued opportunity to go shooting
  • High standards

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Base Kit Ltd

Suppliers of new and used government surplus clothing and equipment.

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Borderlines is a not for profit company formed in 2005 with the aim of removing as many of the barriers to participation in angling as possible for all groups of the population regardless of age, ability, race, religion or social background with particular emphasis on the disadvantaged, disabled and those requiring rehabilitation. Working with schools in England and Scotland, Borderlines education programmes compliment both national curriculum and curriculum for excellence.

The Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty was our first serious contributor, a generous grant from their Sustainable Development Fund enabled us to take 120 youngsters from deprived wards in Cumbria on to the Solway Firth in 2006 to not only learn about fishing but gain an introduction to this nationally scarce habitat and the invertebrate, plant and wildlife communities it supports

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