Rifle Team Selected for Changwon
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.
STS is delighted to announce that Colin McEachran, a member of STS and long-time supporter of shooting in Scotland, has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, receiving an MBE for his longstanding career and contribution to the sport of Target Shooting (and services to Commonwealth Games Scotland).
Local Dumfriesshire Hunt Pony Club members, old and new, are having success in the sport of target shooting. Kirsty and Jess Liddon joined the Dumfriesshire Hunt branch of the Pony Club during 2001 and have since competed all over the world including Kazan, Russia in 2013 for the World University Games, the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in Australia shooting for Team Scotland and South Korea for an ISSF World Cup. Following in their footsteps are Kerstin and Kyla Dodd who have already been selected for a wealth of competitions such as the Junior Internationals at Bisley, as well as international competitions in Holland, bringing back a horde of medals.
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.