A chilly Saturday at the beginning of December saw the trial of the Scottish Target Shooting Disability Inclusion Training (DIT) Course, a course to help target shooting clubs be more confident and when working with disabled shooters and members of the public.
STS has been provided with a statement by Police Scotland that it has been asked to share with the shooting community to explain the process if someone has concerns around the health of individual in possession of a Firearm, Shotgun or Air Weapon Certificate and provide helplines that people can contact.
STS is looking for nominations for the Bob Aitken Service to Shooting Award, recognising those who have contributed so much to helping the sport in Scotland. Get your nominations in by 28 February 2019.
STS is starting the process of developing our new strategic plan and because this is fundamental to how we operate, we are keen to get the views of as many people as possible. Have your say at: https://scottargetshoot.typeform.com/to/KSDukf
Local Dumfriesshire Hunt Pony Club members, old and new, are having success in the sport of target shooting. Kirsty and Jess Liddon joined the Dumfriesshire Hunt branch of the Pony Club during 2001 and have since competed all over the world including Kazan, Russia in 2013 for the World University Games, the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in Australia shooting for Team Scotland and South Korea for an ISSF World Cup. Following in their footsteps are Kerstin and Kyla Dodd who have already been selected for a wealth of competitions such as the Junior Internationals at Bisley, as well as international competitions in Holland, bringing back a horde of medals.
Last night the majority of the athletes from the Gold Coast, including family members who play such a crucial role, gathered for a small athlete's reception at the Crannog in Stirling, before going on to a reception hosted by the First Minister for all of Team Scotland. This was the perfect opportunity to present the 2018 winner of the Bob Aitken Service to Shooting Award, Donald McIntosh, with this award in front of the athletes he has worked so closely with over the last Commonwealth Games cycle.
STS are delighted to announce the entries are now OPEN for the British Shooting Schools Pistol Championships 2018/19. The Championships consists of Individual and Team events each in three age categories (Junior, Intermediate and Senior), all of which are mixed gender and physical ability. Disabled athletes who qualify for the National Final will have the opportunity to compete in the Disability class at the National Final.