STS Policies & Procedures
Scottish Target Shooting is constantly striving to improve its governance and operate in a clear and transparent manner. It is important our members have confidence and clarity about how we operate and how we make our decisions. On this page we will provide direct links to all our policies so members only need to look on one page to find everything.
Articles of Association
At the heart of every organisation, central to the way it operates, is the constitution or Articles of Association as they are referred to for companies. Scottish Target Shooting is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered with Companies House Scotland (Company No. SC515115) on 8th September 2015. Our Articles of Association, a list of our registered directors and our annual return to Companies House can be found on the Companies House website. A copy of our Articles of Association can be found below:
In addition to our Articles of Association, Scottish Target Shooting has a number of policies to govern the way the day to day operations of its staff, directors and committee members operate. As part of our relationship with sportscotland, our governance is regularly audited by an external agency to ensure it is fit for purpose and suggest recommendations for further improvement. All these systems are in place to ensure that STS is operating transparently and using its resources effectively to serve the membership to the best of its capabilities.
Child Protection Policies & Documents
Equality Standard: Foundation Level
Scottish Target Shooting has achieved the Foundation level of the Equality Standard and is currently working towards the Preliminary Level. Our Equality Policy can be found in our Business Strategies located above and below is our Equality Action Plan outlining how we intend to identify and then support increasing diversity within the sport.
Scottish Target Shooting endorses and supports clean shooting, recognising and following the British Shooting Anti-Doping policy which has been developed in partnership with United Kingdom Anti-Doping (UKAD) who in turn report to the World Anti-Doping Association (WADA). The British Shooting Anti-Doping Policy can be found by visiting the British Shooting policies page.
UK Anti-Doping (UKAD)
UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) is the National Anti-Doping Organisation of the UK and is responsible for anti-doping in the UK. Its website includes education resources and provides information on anti-doping rules and procedures.
Other Important Information
Please note that certain athletes are selected for the National Registered Testing Pool (NRTP) which means that they need to provide whereabouts information for out-of-competition testing. If you are selected for the NRTP you will be advised individually and be given support with complying with the responsibilities.
It is important to remember, however, that any athlete – even those who are not members of the NRTP – can be tested at any time, both in and out of competition, and if you are notified that you are required to provide a sample you must comply. Refusal to provide a sample when requested is an anti-doping rule violation with a standard sanction of a two-year ban.
World Anti-Doping Association (WADA)
The WADA Prohibited List is amended annually but is subject to change from time to time. The list describes each prohibited class of substance with examples. The prohibited list comes into effect on 1 January every year and can be found on the WADA website.
Global Drug Reference Online
Global DRO allows you to check the status of registered medication, both prescribed and over-the-counter. Athletes of all levels should check any medication before they use it. Athletes should also advise their GP that they may be subject to testing so that this can be considered when considering any treatment. Please note that even if prescribed by a doctor, you should still check your medication on Global DRO and contact British Shooting immediately should the status of your medication be “Prohibited” or “Declaration required”.
The Informed Sport programme provides further information about supplements for athletes and coaches. The manufacture of supplements is not controlled in the way that the manufacture of medicines is and extreme caution should be exercised before using a supplement. Athletes should consider their diet before using supplements and should realise that they are responsible for all substances that they ingest.