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,
Scottish Target Shooting can now announce that details for both the 10m air Rifle Grand Prix Series and 10m Air Pistol Grand Prix Series have been confirmed and it is now possible to book on to these events online.
It was another great weekend at Denwood with a large turnout for both the 3P and Prone events.
The 3P started later than normal on Saturday as it was proceeded by the qualification for the 50m Pistol Championship. There were 12 men and 5 women competing. Ken Parr top scored in the men's qualification with 1161 and Gemma Kermode top scored in the women's qualification with 567. This gave Gemma an IoM selection score.
Time is marching on and as the summer season draws to a close, we are finalising plans for the winter pistol and rifle events. To date, the Pistol and Gallery Rifle AMG and Smallbore AMG have been able to confirm the dates and venues for the Winter Grand Prix Series and 10m Air Championships for Rifle and Pistol. The details are as follows: