The Freuchie competition – devised by Bob Norman from Freuchie - is run during the NSRA Scottish meeting, Initially, it was run under the auspices of the SSRA and more recently by the STS. Report & Photos by Iain Malone
The list of Scottish caps was today updated on the STS website following the Scottish Meeting at Lauder over the last week. Today's update included a notable milestone for Sheena Sharp who has now reached 150 caps for Scotland, an exceptional achievement.
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
The First Reading of the Offensive Weapons Bill took place on 20 June; this is a formal procedure so no debate took place. The date for the Second Reading has not yet been announced. The Bill, which is a reaction by the UK Government to the recent rise in serious violence, seeks to extend the prohibitions on possession of firearms to…
The beginning of June saw a trio of Scottish rifle shooters make the trek to Bisley to participate in the British 50m Championship. Tom Diggle, Brogan Smith and Ruaraidh Macleod made their way south to compete in both 3P and Prone events amongst a sizable gathering of very capable athletes, including some only recently returned from the Commonwealth Games.
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.
With Day 9 being about the ladies, the tenth and final day was all about the men. It had already been a fantastic Games for Team Scotland's shooting team at the Belmont Shooting Centre with 6 medals already banked and on the plane home but there was no time for getting emotional as STS athletes were competing in two more events and with all three athletes scheduled to compete already with one medal each at these Games, they were all looking to double their personal tally and increase Scotland's already tally.