In late January and early February 2019, New Zealand was host to the World Long Range Championships and associated International team matches held every 4 years, as well as to their own National Championships. Scotland was well represented with 7 Scots travelling with the various GB teams.
This is a summary of the main Target Rifle shooting dates for 2019. There will be the normal programme of national and regional championship events in Scotland. The Scottish Open Championships will be on June 7th to 9th and the Scottish Long Range Championships will be on June 29th/30th – both events will be held on the Blair Atholl range. For 2019 there are some changes to the programme of events at the Bisley Meeting (July 17th to 27th ) which has been extended to celebrate the 150th Imperial Meeting since the first NRA Championships took place in 1860.
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.
The NRA has released an invitation to all ICFRA affiliated bodies to inform them that the Imperial Meeting in 2019 will be the 150th meeting and in 2019 the America Match will also be included to mark this special anniversary. The Scottish Captain, Alan Haggerty, would like add his own message for all Scottish full bore shooters…
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.