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.
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.
Seonaid McIntosh has been nominated for the Sportswomen of the Year award at the annual Scottish Women in Sport Awards. Voting is simple and easy with no registration required but the awards evening is this Friday, 9 November so don’t delay and vote now to celebrate Seonaid’s exceptional year and help raise the profile of shooting to demonstrate that this sport produces strong and successful male and female role models.
Mid Argyll Shooting Club has been working on hard on trying to secure funding to develop the club. They have done the hard work of putting together a plan for their development and being successfully selected to compete for the Aviva Community Fund but now they need your vote to make sure their hard work pays off.
Scottish Target Shooting (STS) is delighted to announce the appointment of Jennifer Ross (previously McIntosh) as our Performance and Pathways Manager. Jennifer announced her retirement as an athlete on the programme following the World Championships in September, ending her time on the programme as one of Scotland’s most successful athletes, so she can start this new chapter in the sport.
The Scottish Qualifier took place at Bo’ness Recreation Centre on Sunday 28th October. There was a wide age range of competitors from Primary 6 to Secondary 6 and competitors came from all over Scotland; Inverness, Aberdeen, Jedburgh, Lockerbie... and we also had guests from Wales, Newcastle and the Isle of Man.