St Andrew’s Day (30 November) was a fitting occasion to announce the 11 Scots, proud to be flying the flag for Team Scotland at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. The shooting team contains a wealth of experience with Ian Shaw becoming the second Team Scotland athlete (along with Alex Marshall) to make his sixth Commonwealth Games appearance. Read On....
In preparation for the 2018 Commonwealth Games taking place at the redeveloped Belmont Shooting Centre in April next year, the Commonwealth Shooting Federation (CSF) Championships are being held at the same venue from 29th October to 7th November (in conjunction with the Oceania Shooting Federation Championships). STS has selected a team to represent Scotland at the CSF Championships and we will do our best to keep members updated with the scores and schedule through the information below on a daily basis. Where these have been published, we have put in bold events with Scottish athletes competing in them, along with the athletes and their placing after the event has concluded but the full results are also available to download.
On 24th August 2017, during the Scotland leg of the Queens Baton Relay, the baton made a momentary pause to stop at Stirling Castle. During this brief pause, Joan Watt, a good friend of Scottish Target Shooting, Joan Watt, was awarded the CGF Merit Award by Louise Martin CBE, president of the Commonwealth Games Federation. The award was presented to Joan in recognition of her outstanding service to Sport and the Commonwealth Games, in particular over 45 years of service to the Commonwealth Games
An online questionnaire has been launched by HMICS to allow members of the public who have applied in the last two years to Police Scotland for a firearm, shotgun or air weapon certificate to comment on the licensing process. HMICS is undertaking an inspection of Police Scotland’s arrangements for the licensing of firearms, shotguns and air weapons. They will assess the efficiency and effectiveness of those licensing arrangements and welcome the views of those who have applied for a certificate or had an existing certificate renewed or varied in the last two years. They also welcome the views of those who have sponsored an application for a visitor’s permit. In 2015,
Scotland had 3 members in a team of 15 para trap shooters selected to represent Great Britain at the first Para-Trap World Cup held in Italy from 12 – 17 September 2017. Michael Drever is one of only two British men in the section for Para trap athletes with upper limb impairments. He was joined by fellow Scots Allan Ritchie and Keith Shields
The Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) arrived in Scotland today, the 42nd stop on its global tour, ahead of next year’s Commonwealth Games in Australia. As hosts of the last Games in 2014, Glasgow was the first place to give the Baton a huge warm Scottish welcome, as it visited a range of youth and community projects with a strong focus on Games legacy.