Our Partners, Safeguarding in Sport, have issued a briefing paper on the Limitations (Child Abuse) (Scotland) Bill 2017
The 44th ISSF D Coaching Course was attended by 36 attendees in Henley (south of Carlisle!) over 3 days from 11-13 August 2017. It was the first such course to be held in the UK. The course was delivered by Paul Taylor for pistol and Donald McIntosh for rifle and covered a number of aspects of shooting including position, training and training plans, physical training for shooting, and electronic training aids. There was a good balance of presentation and groups exercises.
The Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) arrived in Scotland today, the 42nd stop on its global tour, ahead of next year’s Commonwealth Games in Australia. As hosts of the last Games in 2014, Glasgow was the first place to give the Baton a huge warm Scottish welcome, as it visited a range of youth and community projects with a strong focus on Games legacy.
A couple of hours before the match time of 4:05 on Friday 18th August the heavens opened and a violent thunderstorm swept across Century range at Bisley, deluging the final detail of the Roberts Match (GB v USA) with horizontal rain from the front. It looked bad for the Home Countries match following an hour later as the rain and wind continued. Shortly before 4pm the range officer announced a delay of up to 15 minutes to see if the weather would improve. Hardly had the echo of his voice disappeared than the ran and clouds did the same in remarkably short order and the wind dropped to almost nothing. The timing couldn't have been better. Scotland had selected a team of seven X-class and three A-class shooters, all of whom had shot for Scotland before, so they knew what they were doing.
Scottish Target Shooting (STS), in partnership with British Shooting, are delighted to announce an additional qualifying event to the Schools Pistol Championships - in Scotland. The event will be held at the Bo’ness Recreation Centre on Wednesday 25th October and is hosted by STS. Along with the other four events in the Championships, the Scotland event will qualify individual athletes and teams in the Junior, Intermediate and Senior categories for the National Final.
Scottish Target Shooting is pleased to announce the team that will be representing Scotland at the 2017 Commonwealth Shooting Federation Championships taking place in Brisbane at the Belmont Shooting Complex from 30 October to 7 November. Congratulations to the following athletes who have been selected and confirmed their attendance:
Tuesday - The Women's 25m Sport Pistol was shot today in two relays with three of our shooters (Rosie, Emily and Katie) in the first relay and four (Ciara, Emilia, Kerstin and Kyla) in the second relay. This was a first major competition for some of our girls and they coped incredibly well. Silver individual medal went to Kerstin and the team silver medals to Katie, Kerstin and Kyla.
Saturday saw 15 shooters taking part in the competition. Weather conditions were not the best with bright sunshine the rain and the infamous Alloa wind - perhaps Alloa & District Rifle Club will run a session on reading the wind! Sunday brought out the big guns. Overall a great weekend shooting with great camaraderie and some light banter.
Lindsay Peden reports on fullbore shooting at Bisley in July: The standard of shooting at the Bisley Meeting this year was very high and I am pleased to say that the Scots were amongst the high scorers. There were three Scots in the top 25 of the Grand Aggregate, Sandy Walker, Alex Hunter and Ian Shaw, and Bruce Logan was 55th after having been in the top 25 most of the week
Scottish Target Shooting are looking at running First Aid courses for its members and Clubs. In order that we can work out the best location and what the demand would be for any courses we would be grateful if members could let us know if this is something they would like offered.
Can you please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you or your club members would be interested in attending a First Aid course.
Few families can claim to have one European champion among them, but the McIntosh family can now proudly say they have two after picking up their second crown of the week.
Just three days after Olympian Jennifer McIntosh won 50m rifle prone gold at the European Shooting Championships in Baku, younger sister Seonaid followed in her sibling’s footsteps to seal the 50m rife 3 positions title.
The 21-year-old, a member of the British Shooting Talent Pathway and Scottish Target Shooting, topped the standings with a total of 458.5 points.
It put her just 1.2 points ahead of Franziska Peer of Austria in second, with Germany’s Jolyn Beer in third on 444.5.
But the success didn’t stop there for the McIntosh sisters, with both playing their part in Great Britain winning gold in the team event.
Alongside English shooter Katie Gleeson, the trio amassed a total of 1722 points to be crowned European champions – just ahead of Ukraine and France.
Report by TeamGB