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STS Coaching Conference Postponed to Later in 2019

STS Coaching Conference Postponed to Later in 2019

At the start of the month, STS announced that it will be holding it’s first Coaching Conference on Saturday 25 May. bringing shooting specific topics and discussion opportunities to coaches in the sport. Following feedback from the shooting community and further reflection, it has been decided that this event should be postponed.

2019 STS AGM - Register to Attend/Submit Your Proxy Votes Now

2019 STS AGM - Register to Attend/Submit Your Proxy Votes Now

The 2019 STS AGM will take place at 12.15 on Saturday 27th April at Caledonia House, 1 Redheughs Rigg, Edinburgh, EH12 9DQ with a session from Police Scotland beforehand. Included below is the form for members to state if they can attend on the day, submit questions for Police Scotland and submit a Proxy Vote if they are unable to attend.

STS Chair to Stand Down in 2019

STS Chair to Stand Down in 2019

Scottish Target Shooting is sad to announce that current Chair, Angus Loudon (pictured on the right at the Long Range competition), is set to stand down on completion of his 4 year term at the 2019 AGM. Recruitment for a new Chair will begin immediately but Angus has confirmed that he will remain in place until a new Chair can be found. Angus is stepping down for personal reasons but has very much enjoyed his time with STS and wishes all its members, volunteers and staff all the best for the future.

STS Performance Programme is Running Assessment Days - Apply Now To Be Considered

STS Performance Programme is Running Assessment Days - Apply Now To Be Considered

STS is pleased to announce that we are seeking applications to the Performance Programme and the process is now open. Selections would normally take place in the autumn, however because of the work going into facilitating the transition of the programme from sportscotland to STS this did not take place last year.  In order to minimise disruption to the athletes, coaches and the programme, we will not be going through the full selection process for the whole programme until the end of the season. However, due to these exceptional circumstances, we will be looking at a limited intake of new athletes onto the programme in the next couple of months. Applications to be made by 31st March.

STS Pilots Disability Inclusion Training Course

STS Pilots Disability Inclusion Training Course

A chilly Saturday at the beginning of December saw the trial of the Scottish Target Shooting Disability Inclusion Training (DIT) Course, a course to help target shooting clubs be more confident and when working with disabled shooters and members of the public.

NRA Issue Save the Date for 150th Imperial Meeting & America Match in 2019

NRA Issue Save the Date for 150th Imperial Meeting & America Match in 2019

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…

Police Scotland Statement: Health & Wellbeing of Certificate Holders

Police Scotland Statement: Health & Wellbeing of Certificate Holders

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.

Get Your Nominations in for the Bob Aitken Service to Shooting Award

Get Your Nominations in for the Bob Aitken Service to Shooting Award

STS is looking for nominations for the Bob Aitken Service to Shooting Award, recognising those who have contributed so much to helping the sport in Scotland. Get your nominations in by 28 February 2019.

Home Office Guidance on the European Firearms Pass Should the UK Leave the EU Without a Deal

Home Office Guidance on the European Firearms Pass Should the UK Leave the EU Without a Deal

The Home Office has published a ‘technical notice’ on European Firearms Passes (EFPs). The notice sets out what the position would be in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

STS Begins Consultation for New Strategy - Have Your Say

STS Begins Consultation for New Strategy - Have Your Say

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

Programme & Papers for 2018 STS AGM Now Available - Sign Up Now

Programme & Papers for 2018 STS AGM Now Available - Sign Up Now

STS is pleased to confirm details for its 2018 Annual General Meeting and the programme of sessions planned for its members during the day. The STS AGM will take place at 15.00 on Saturday 28th April at Caledonia House, 1 Redheughs Rigg, Edinburgh, EH12 9DQ. On the day of the AGM, STS has also scheduled a number of sessions that are free for members to attend.

2018 STS Membership Now Available!

2018 STS Membership Now Available!

Scottish Target Shooting is pleased to announce it has now opened up its membership system for new applications and renewals for 2018.

See what's new In 2018, including a great new reward scheme for clubs, legal support desk for STS Members and repeating Direct Debits.

 

Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay Celebrations in Scotland Announced

Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay Celebrations in Scotland Announced

Team Scotland has revealed an exciting five-day programme of events and celebrations which will be held around the country, to mark the visit of the Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) on its global tour, ahead of next year’s Commonwealth Games in Australia. In Scotland from 22-26 August 2017, the presence of the Baton will bring Gold Coast 2018 one step closer for athletes and supporters, as Team Scotland aims for its best ever medal haul at an overseas Games. Read on...

Scottish Rifle Success at BUCS

Scottish Rifle Success at BUCS

Saturday saw the last smallbore BUCS event of the season, and the Scottish Universities were well represented down at the Appleton range in Warrington.  As has been the case for many years, the competition was superbly run by the host club and by the NSRA, with everyone enjoying the fantastic range, quick scoring, and excellent organisation.  At the end of the day there was a huge amount of success for the Scottish clubs, something which really shows the strength of shooters north of the border and the value of the SSS competitions that the clubs shoot in year round, giving shooters that crucial competitive experience.

Consultation on Firearms Licensing Fees - STS Response and Templates for Members

Consultation on Firearms Licensing Fees - STS Response and Templates for Members

Scottish Target Shooting encourages all club and individual members to respond to the Home Office consultation closing at 5.30pm on 9 March 2017. To help, a copy of the STS response and template responses have been provided.