If you have any feedback on how we can make our new website better please do contact us. We would like to hear from you.


7 March 2016


We have now moved to a new website.  Please visit the new website at www.scottishtargetshooting.co.uk where you will also find our new membership application system.

To visit the new site click here www.scottishtargetshooting.co.uk

10 February 2016



The sportscotland institute of sport is working with Scottish Target Shooting Performance Programme and is currently looking to engage a World Class Smallbore Rifle Performance Coach (1 post) and Shotgun Performance Coaches (3 posts - Trap, Double Trap and Skeet)


Full information on these four posts can be found on our Vacancies page.


25 January 2016


Do you want to learn more about small-bore target shooting?

Kincardine Target Sports Centre is the home of two local Clubs -
Alloa & District Rifle Club and Sands Rifle Club both Clubs who shoot in County and National Leagues.

Small-Bore target shooting is a sport that has no restrictions on age,gender even people with disabilities can shoot.

Alloa & District Rifle Club shoots Air weapons at targets set at 10 metres and .22 rifle ( 3P ) at targets set at 25 yards.
Sands Rifle Club shoots .22 at targets set at 25 yards ( prone )

Why not come along and watch members shoot on electronic targets and take part in a short instruction on small-bore target shooting.

Dates : Saturday - 20th February 2016
Saturday - 27th February 2016

Times : 9.00 am until 5 pm

We would advise groups to book a session.

Contact details :
William McAulay - mcaulay8580 at btinternet.com

20 January 2016



Oliver Barsby, who has been contracted to carry out the role of National Development Manager since January 2014, has been confirmed as the Chief Operating Officer following an open recruitment process and is the first member of staff for the body, Scottish Target Shooting.


Angus Loudon, Chair of Scottish Target Shooting said "We are thrilled to have Oliver leading our organisation, his knowledge and the experience gained over the last two years will be invaluable to the organisation as it moves forward into a unified body and will further help the development of Target Shooting in Scotland�  

8 December 2015


Congratulations to the undernoted athletes who are confirmed on the Performance Programme for 2015-16 :

High Performance Squad

Sian Bruce Shotgun (Skeet)
Fiona Crowden Rifle
Sarah Henderson Rifle
Jen McIntosh Rifle
Seonaid McIntosh Rifle
Lindsey McKerrell Fullbore
Sharon Niven Shotgun (Trap)
Jacqui Rankin Fullbore

Andrew Addison Shotgun (Trap)
Mike Barlow Fullbore
Drew Christie Shotgun (Skeet)
Calum Fraser Shotgun (Double Trap)
Alan Goodall Pistol
Jon Hammond Rifle
Euan Maclean Fullbore
Angus McLeod Fullbore
David Owen Pistol
Jonathan Reid Shotgun (Trap)
Ian Shaw Fullbore
Bobby Spence Rifle
Neil Stirton Rifle
Sandy Walker Fullbore

Fast-Track Squad

April Brown Shotgun (Trap)
Miao Cruickshank Shotgun (Skeet)
Katie Knowles Pistol
Jess Liddon Pistol
Alexandra Tucker Pistol
Victoria Walls Rifle

Áedán Evans Pistol
David McMath Shotgun (Double Trap)
Ewen Ross Shotgun (Trap)
Greg Trowell Shotgun (Trap)

8 December 2015


We are now able to update on you on the voting which has taken place amongst the various Associations regarding the unification of the shooting bodies in Scotland:

SSRA � 98% in favour of unification
SRA � 87% in favour of unification
SPA � 75% in favour of unification
SARPA � 98% in favour of unification

Work is ongoing to ensure a smooth transition into the new body and we will continue to provide updates.

24 November 2015


Scottish Target Shooting (STS) are looking to recruit an Office Manager on a full time basis (but with an option to job share) to manage the office at Caledonia House, lead in certain operational areas and manage the day to day booking keeping of the governing body.

Full information can be found on our Vacancies page Vacancies

10 November 2015



Congratulations to Jennifer McIntosh who was today named to compete for Team GB at next summer�s Rio 2016 Olympic Games.  British Shooting still have the European Championships in Hungary in February 2016, where two more Rio quota places are available.


The complete lisjen_mcintosh_team_gbt of athletes selected to Team GB across the four events are:

 Amber Hill: Women�s Skeet (born: Windsor, home town: Bracknell)

Elena Allen: Women�s Skeet (born: Moscow, home town: Newport)

Ed Ling: Men�s Trap (born: Taunton, home town: Taunton)

Jen McIntosh: Women�s 50m 3 Positions (born: Edinburgh, home town: Edinburgh)

Steve Scott: Men�s Double Trap (born: Lewisham, home town: Battle)

Tim Kneale: Men�s Double Trap (born: Douglas, home town: Stranraer)

10 November 2015


Scottish Target Shooting (STS) are looking to recruit a Chief Operating Officer on a full time basis to manage the operations of the governing body. Scottish Target Shooting is a new governing body for sport, registered with Companies House, following the merger of multiple voluntary associations.

Full information can be found on our Vacancies page:


5 November 2015


Congratulations to Shirley McIntosh MBE who was last night inducted into the sportscotland Hall of Fame.   Shirley is pictured with fellow inductees Sir Chris Hoy MBE; Shirely Robertson OBE; Kenny Cairns MBE; and Sir Ian McGeechan OBE.


28 October 2015


Please see our Development Page for an update on the benefits of unification and a document which outlines the frequently asked questions.


23 October 2015

LGBT Charter

Scottish Target Shooting is proud to sign up to the LGBT Sports Charter. Chair, Angus Loudon signed up to the Charter on behalf of STS with Scott Cuthbertson from the Equality Network.


29 August 2015


Congratulations to Lindsay Peden (STS High Performance Manager for Fullbore Shooting) on winning the Canadian DCRA Championships Grand Aggregate with a score of 820-78v out of a possible 830, 3 points ahead of Kent Reeve from the USA and 5 points ahead of John Pugsley from England in 3rd place. Lindsay also won 5 of the individual competitions -- The Tunis, The Jack Gowrie Agg., The Gzowski Agg., The Polar Bear Agg. and the MFC Walker Agg


A flyer which outlines the membership befits of a unified target shooting body is available to download from the Development section of the website





At the 2015 AGM Allan Alstead stood down as Chair of Scottish Target Shooting, after completing his four year term. Over that period Allan has guided Scottish Target Shooting to become a more effective governing body with some major projects such as overseeing the plans for there to be unified shooting body in Scotland, the development of a National Shooting Centre and the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. In recognition of his work Allan was presented with an engraved Decanter. 


At the AGM Angus Loudon was formally elected as the new Independent Chair of Scottish Target Shooting.

Also standing down at the AGM were   Jack Aitken and Bob Aitken.  They have both been involved with their Associations, Scottish Pistol Association and Scottish Rifle Association respectively, for more than 50 years, as well as being their Association�s representatives on the Scottish Target Shooting Council at various times over these periods. As a small token of our appreciation both were presented with Quaichs.


Scottish Target Shooting would like to express their thanks to Allan, Jack and Bob and wish them well in their �retirement�.

4 May 2015


It�s been a productive few days for the Scottish rifle shooters in Hannover, Germany, with the McIntosh sisters adding a Gold and an amazing British record between them.

Jen McIntosh who managed to set a new British record in the Women�s Air Rifle, adding 0.5 to the mark she shot in March 2013 to bring the record to 417.2; her score of 124.0 seeing her finish sixth in the final.

The trend continued with Seonaid McIntosh and GB Team Members, Gabrielle Buckley and Holly Rees-Lay setting a new Junior team record in the Juniors Women�s Air Rifle,

But the highlight of the tournament came through Seonaid McIntosh whose score was enough to fire herself to Gold in the Junior Women�s Air Rifle, adding to a run of medal success that has seen her win medals in Luxembourg, The Hague, Arnhem and Dortmund in recent months!

Jen McIntosh breezed through another British record, shooting an immense 590 in the 50m 3P Rifle qualification round to lead the field by five points, and add eight points to her previous record. Her score in the final of 401.5 saw her miss out on the medal stakes eventually finishing sixth.


23 April 2015


Congratulations to Jon Hammond and Jen McIntosh who have been selected to represent Team GB at the inaugural European Games at Baku 2015. 

Jen McIntosh will compete in the Women�s 50m 3p and 10m Air Rifle with Jon Hammond competing in the Men�s Prone.

jon_hammondjen_mcintosh_team_gbIn total, 19 disciplines from 13 sports will be in action for Team GB in Baku. The Azerbaijani capital city is set to host the Opening Ceremony on Friday June 12th 2015 before the action kicks off which will see over 6,000 athletes from 50 European nations compete in the 253 medal events.

5 March 2015

Scottish Target Shooting sets its sights on Azolve

Scottish Target Shooting is pleased to announce that in a project supported and funded by sportscotland, that we will be working with Azolve to build a membership database.

With athletes from different disciplines having achieved great success on the international stage consistently over the years, attention  is turning to strengthening the grassroots of the sport by developing clubs and supporting the training of coaches, volunteers and officials to ensure continued growth, participation and success in the future. Azolve�s Membership Management solution will help streamline the administration involved in this as well as helping meet strict legislative demands.

David Pring, Azolve CEO, says �Following our recent work with the NRA, our team are looking forward to helping Scottish Target Shooting improve and enhance their membership management processes.�

Oliver Barsby, National Development Manager for STS comments �The sport of target shooting is constantly evolving, branching out into new disciplines as the sport reacts to current trends and advances in technology. For STS it is crucial our infrastructure has the capacity for growth and scope for customisation so we know our systems can respond to both the known and unknown opportunities ahead of us. Azolve�s solution means we can respond to the changing needs of the sport without compromising on quality so STS can achieve its vision of providing world class leadership for target shooting in Scotland.


2 March 2015



Congratulations to the undernoted athletes who have been awarded sportsaid Grants


Max Jeffrey  -  £1,000 SSE Next Generation Award

Euan Maclean � £1,000 The Robertson Trust

Greg Trowell - £1,000 The Robertson Trust

10 February 2015


Legacy 2014: Sustainable Sports for Communities is a  1m fund which supports the sustainability and capacity of aspiring and existing social enterprises delivering sport and physical activity in communities across Scotland.

Funding, through this final round of funding, is available to help clubs and organisations meet the costs of investigating and developing their ideas.  This could include:

 - community consultation and engagement

- needs analysis and feasibility study

- support with organisational development

- technical support in the form of architect/design fees/surveyors costs

- legal and financial support

The Programme Guidelines are also available online and an Expression of Interest form can be obtained by calling Tracy at SIS on 0131 603 8285 or Linda at The Robertson Trust on 0141 353 7300. 

 Expression of Interest must be submitted by 26 February 2015, noon.

 Full information is also available at

http://www.socialinvestmentscotland.com/looking-for-investment/our-funds  or www.therobertsontrust.org.uk    

5 February 2015




The purpose of this report is to provide an update to the target shooting community regarding the proposal currently being developed by Scottish Target Shooting (STS) in consultation with its four existing members � the Scottish Clay Target Association (SCTA), Scottish Pistol Association (SPA), Scottish Rifle Association (SRA) and the Scottish Smallbore Rifle Association (SSRA).


The full report can be downloaded here : Update_Report_-_STS_Membership.pdf


5 January 2015


Congratulations to Scottish Para Shooter, Lesley Baldwin who has has been named as one of BBC Sports One to Watch for 2015.  The full article is below:

Lesley Baldwin (Shooting)

2015 focus: IPC Shooting World Cups (March-November) to earn quota places for GB for the Rio Paralympics

The Scotswoman was a member of the military police when she was injured during a combat fitness test in 2004. It caused her brain to malfunction, leading to dystonia,  where the brain sends out the wrong signals to the body.

Lesley Baldwin

Several operations failed and she had her left leg amputated below the knee in 2007.

While Baldwin was at the military rehabilitation unit at Headley Court she was introduced to shooting but suffered another period of ill-health. She needed surgery in 2009 to put a box in her chest which would help correct the signals to the brain.

After recovering from that operation, she took up shooting again. Thanks to the assistance of Help for Heroes,  which aids wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans to take part in sport, she is a key part of the GB team.

She landed individual silver at the 2013 European Championships and won team bronze in the 50m Rifle 3 position competition at the World Championships in Germany in July.


If you could have two tickets to any sporting event, what would it be: Champions League final with a British team playing, preferably Dundee United!

Dream holiday: Road trip in the United States along Route 66

If you could invite three people to dinner, who would they be: Granddad, who died in 2001, Alan Carr and Prince Harry

Baldwin spends long hours travelling on an almost weekly basis from her home in Blairgowrie, Perthshire to train with the rest of the GB squad at both Stoke Mandeville and Bisley in Surrey

She is back in training after an operation in September to remove the fibula bone from her amputated leg as it was causing her some discomfort. Now she is hoping to make an impact at the sport's 2015 World Cups, with three of the six events also doubling up as Paralympic qualifiers.

She says: "I've had to retrain myself from the way I was taught to shoot in the army. In competitive shooting you have to be still and relaxed, whereas in the army it is a more aggressive style and it took a while to master."

20 November 2014


Congratulations to Seonaid McIntosh and Jess Liddon who have been named as part of the Winning Students Programme.  The Winning Students sports scholarships provide gifted young athletes studying in colleges and universities across Scotland with funding support and the flexibility to achieve their sporting and study goals.


17 November 2014

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13 November 2014



Scottish Target Shooting are pleased to announced the athletes to be supported by the Performance Programme as undernoted:


High Performance


Mike Barlow

Sam Hunter

Angus McLeod

Ian Shaw

Sandy Walker



Alan Goodall

David Owen



Fiona Crowden

Jonathan Hammond

James Henderson

Sarah Henderson

Jen McIntosh

Seonaid McIntosh

Neil Stirton



Andrew Addison

Sian Bruce

Drew Christie

Calum Fraser

Max Jeffrey

Sharon Niven

Jonathan Reid



Fast Track



Jess Liddon

Kirsty Liddon



Bobby Spence



Stuart Donaldson

Greg Trowell

Ben Wilson




29 October 2014

Scotland Win 2014 European Long Range Target Rifle Championships


The Scotland Fullbore Rifle Team under the captaincy of Matt Charlton has won the 10th European Long Range Target Rifle Championships which were held at Bisley on October 11th and 12th.

The match is for teams of 12, shooting at 800, 900 and 1000 yards over 2 days. The match is held every 2 years and this year there were 6 teams competing  ï¿½ Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, Channel Islands and Germany. At the end of shooting on the Saturday, Scotland was 53 points ahead of England followed closely by Wales and Ireland. Sunday morning dawned with fog obscuring the targets which delayed the start and the final day�s shooting had to be reduced to 10 to count at 900 and 1000 yards. At the end of the match Scotland won by a margin of 37 points from England with Wales in 3rd place a further 10 points behind:

Scotland 3698

England 3661

Wales 3651

Ireland 3622

Channel Islands 3592

Germany 3531

The top scorers in the Scotland team were Ewan Maclean with 316 and Peter Seebohm with 314 out of a possible score of 325. Following the team match the top 2 scorers in each team competed for the individual championship and Gary Alexander for Ireland won the Gold medal, Ewan Maclean from Scotland won the Silver medal and Gunter Kunz from Germany won the Bronze medal.  

24 October 2014


A reminder that the documents for bids for the National Shooting Centre are available.  This exciting project to deliver a national shooting centre will be managed by sportscotland on behalf of Scottish Target Shooting (STS), the national governing body for target shooting in Scotland.

The project will be a partnership between the Scottish Government, sportscotland, STS and external bidders drawn from shooting clubs, the private sector and local authorities.

The scope of the project will encompass facilities intended to promote and develop High Performance and also International Performance across the disciplines of Clay Target, Smallbore Rifle, Pistol and Fullbore Rifle shooting.  The closing date for outline bids is 19 January 2015.

Interested organisations should contact sportscotland to be sent the full set of documents using this contact form NSC_Bid_Document_Contact_Form.docx

20 October 2014


A reminder that the closing date for applications for the position of Chairperson is Monday, 27 October

13 October 2014


Great video by sportscotland "The Power of Sport" celebrating a wonderful year of sport in Scotland throughout 2014.


22 September 2014



Scottish Target Shooting is seeking to appoint a new Chairperson. STS is the National Governing Body in Scotland and includes the four disciplines of Clay Target, Smallbore Rifle, Fullbore Rifle and Pistol.

Scottish Target Shooting is one of the most successful sports in the history of the Commonwealth Games and has the potential to be more successful in the future. The outstanding success in Delhi led to a commitment from the Scottish Government to provide a National Training Centre in 2016. The completion of this ongoing project would ensure future success for the sport. Target shooting participants range from Juniors to Seniors into their 70�s and 80�s and is also available to disabled participants. It is truly a �sport for all�.

Lead by the current Chairman, STS has completed a review of its Governance Policies during the past four years. Up to date documentation has been prepared, involving all four disciplines, and STS is now moving into the implementation phase of the project. The new Chairperson will be responsible for overseeing the completion of the implementation phase.

Chairperson of the Board of Directors

The role is unpaid although reasonable expenses will be reimbursed. The Term of Office will be four years including a review after two years.

 As Chair, you will lead the Board of Directors and will contribute to the strategic direction of STS. You will Chair Board meetings which are held approximately six times per year and are normally held on Wednesday afternoons at the sportscotland offices in Edinburgh. You will also be required to Chair the Annual General Meeting which is held at the end of April. You will be expected to attend and report on behalf of the Board at meetings with our Key Partners.


 The interviews will take place in November 2014 and the appointment will be ratified at the Annual General Meeting in April 2015.

 The interview panel will consist of one member from each of the four disciplines.




15 September 2014



A national shooting centre has moved a step closer with today�s launch of the bid documents by sportscotland.

The project to deliver a national shooting centre will be managed by sportscotland on behalf of Scottish Target Shooting (STS), the national governing body for target shooting in Scotland.

The project will be a partnership between the Scottish Government, sportscotland, STS and external bidders drawn from shooting clubs, the private sector and local authorities.

The scope of the project will encompass facilities intended to promote and develop High Performance and also International Performance across the disciplines of Clay Target, Smallbore Rifle, Pistol and Fullbore Rifle shooting.

Whilst the preferred option would be for a single centre to cover all disciplines on one site, an alternative option involving more than one site and more than one provider may be considered.

sportscotland will lead this project and detailed bid documents have been prepared intended to assist bidders to draw up their bids. Due to the specific and detailed nature of the project, there will be period of time during which sportscotland and STS will offer to present and explain requirements for the national centre.

The bidding cycle will fall into two stages.

Stage 1

The consultation period for interested parties will commence at the beginning of September 2014 with outline bids to be submitted by noon on 19 January 2015.

This will be followed by an evaluation leading to bidders being shortlisted by the end of March 2015.

Stage 2

The Government chaired Steering Group, convened for the purpose, will meet during May/June to confirm the selection of Preferred Bidders.

Final designs wills be developed by December 2015, with construction taking place during 2016.

STS will be happy to discuss the project with any interested party before bidding documents, appendices and other documentation are made available to bidders from sportscotland.

12 September 2014


Congratulations to Greg Trowell (left) who won a Silver Medal at the ISSF World Championships, in the Junior Mens Trap Team.


25 August 2014


Just a reminder that applications for Target Tokyo should be submitted by the deadline of 5.00 pm this Friday, 29 August.


22 August 2014


Do you know someone who would be a worthy recipient of  Queens Birthday Honour?  Scottish Sports Association are co-ordinating the submissions and full details and criteria can be found here http://www.thessa.orqueens_honourg.uk/details/37/39/SSA-Queen-s-Honours-Awards-Nominations-Birthday-2015

12 August 2014


Cheer on the fantastic Glasgow 2014 Scottish Shooters who will be part of the Athlete's Parade in Glasgow this Friday, 15 August. Taking part in the parade will be Jen McIntosh, Drew Christie, Neil Stirton, Seonaid McIntosh, Alan Ritchie, David Owen and Lindsay Peden (Coach) and Donald McIntosh (Team Manager)


5 August 2014


Target Tokyo is a nationwide search for shooters across all disciplines and events in shotgun, rifle & pistol who have the focus and motivation to become Olympic champions. It is a golden opportunity to develop your potential and become part of Britain's Sporting Elite at the 2020 Olympic Games.

Are you:

  • A male or female shooter aged over 14?
  • Currently competing in any shooting discipline/event in shotgun, rifle or pistol at county level (or equivalent) and above?
  • Focused, committed and competitive
  • If so we want to hear from you!


31 July 2014


Great picture of Jen McIntosh displaying her record breaking five medals


31 July 2014


The STS Council wish to offer their congratulations to every member of the Scottish Target Shooting Team, all the coaches and every member of the support staff, on the great performances of the team at Barry Buddon during the Commonwealth Games shooting events.    Everyone tried their hardest and gave the most they could for the team.   It was great to see others from all disciplines supporting those taking part in their events.   Of course, we would have wished to have taken medals in every event we were involved in and the potential is there for us to do even better in the future, however, we have secured four really excellent medals against extremely tough opposition.   We should be very pleased with this result and in the many good performances that our athletes have given.    So well done to everyone and can I assure you that your Council are proud of what you have all achieved.

Allan Alstead

Chairman Scottish Target Shooting

30 July 2014


Congratulations to Jen McIntosh who has won Silver in the Womens 50M 3P event. This medal means that Jen is the most successful Scottish Woman in Commonwealth Games History, surpassing her mum Shirley's record. What a fantastic finale to the Target Shooting events at Barry Buddon.


29 July 2014


Congratulations to Jen McIntosh who has won a Bronze Medal in the Women's 50M Prone.  Pictured here with her mum Shirley McIntosh who presented the medals and her dad Donald McIntosh who is the Glasgow 2014 Shooting Team Manager.


29 July 2014

(Courtesy of British Shooting)

50m Rifle 3 Positions Men�s Qualification

Ken Parr & Daniel Rivers (England)
Jonathan Hammond & Neil Stirton (Scotland)
Mike Bamsey (Wales)

25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men�s Qualification � Stage 2

Trap Men�s Qualification

Aaron Heading & David Sipling (England)
Neil Edward Parsons & David Walton (Isle of Man)
David John Beattie & David Henning (Northern Ireland)
John Macdonald & Jonathan Reid (Scotland)
Jonathan Davis & Mike Wixey (Wales)

Queen�s Prize Individual

50m Rifle 3 Positions Women�s Qualification

Sheree Cox & Hannah Pugsley (England)
Rachel Glover & Gemma Kermode (Isle of Man)
Sarah Henderson & Jen McIntosh (Scotland)
Jenny Corish and Sian Corish (Wales)

25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men�s Final

25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men�s Medal Ceremony

Trap Men�s Final

Trap Men�s Medal Ceremony

50m Rifle 3 Position Men�s Final

50m Rifle 3 Positions Men�s Medal Ceremony

Queen�s Prize Individual Medal Ceremony

50m Rifle 3 Positions Women�s Final

50m Rifle 3 Positions Women�s Medal Ceremony

28 July 2014

(Courtesy of British Shooting)

50m Pistol Men�s Qualification

Kristian Callaghan & Michael Gault (England)
Alan Goodall & Alan Ritchie (Scotland)

Trap Men�s Qualification

Aaron Heading & David Sipling (England)
Neil Edward Parsons & David Walton (Isle of Man)
David John Beattie & David Henning (Northern Ireland)
John Macdonald & Jonathan Reid (Scotland)
Jonathan Davis & Mike Wixey (Wales)

Trap Women�s Qualification 

Charlotte Kerwood & Caroline Povey (England)
Kirsty Barr (Northern Ireland)
Shona Marshall (Scotland)
Katie Cowell & Sarah Wixey (Wales)

50m Rifle Prone Men�s Qualification

Ken Parr & Daniel Rivers (England)
Harry Creevy & Benjamin Kelly (Isle of Man)
Richard John Bouchard & Stephen Le Couilliard (Jersey)
Gary Duff & Samuel Kelly (Northern Ireland)
Jonathan Hammond & Neil Stirton (Scotland)
Mike Bamsey & David Phelps (Wales)

Queen�s Prize Individual

50m Pistol Men�s Final

50m Pistol Men�s Medal Ceremony

50m Rifle Prone Men�s Final

50m Rifle Prone Men�s Medal Ceremony

Trap Women�s Final

25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men�s Qualification � Stage 1

Kristian Callaghan (England)
George Winstanley (Jersey)

50m Rifle Prone Women�s Final

50m Rifle Prone Women�s Medal Ceremony

Trap Women�s Medal Ceremony

26 July 2014


Congratulations to Angus McLeod and Ian Shaw who have won Bronze in the fullbore pairs.

26 July 2014


Congratulations to Drew Christie who has won a Silver Medal at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in Mens Skeet (photograph : SNS Group)


25 July 2014

(Courtesy of British Shooting)

10m Air Pistol�s Men Qualification

Michael Gault & Stewart Nangle (England)
David Owen & Alan Ritchie (Scotland)

25m Pistol Women�s Qualification

Victoria Mullins & Geri Buckley (England)
Caroline Brownlie (Scotland)
Coral Kennerley & Shawnee Bourner (Wales)
Tara Laine & Nikki Trebert (Guernsey)
Nicola Holmes (Jersey)

Skeet Men�s Qualification

Rory Warlow & Mike Gilligan (England)
Drew Christie (Scotland)
Malcolm Allen & Rhys Price (Wales)
Clement Buchanan & David Christie (Northern Ireland)
James Bradley & David Clague (Isle of Man)

10m Air Rifle Women�s Qualification

Sheree Cox & Larissa Sykes (England)
Jen McIntosh & Seonaid McIntosh (Scotland)
Jenny Corish & Sian Corish (Wales)
Rachel Glover & Gemma Kermoda (Isle of Man)

Queen�s Prize Pairs

10m Air Pistol Men�s Final

25m Pistol Women�s Qualification 

10m Air Pistol Men�s Medal Ceremony

10m Air Rifle Women�s Final

Skeet Men�s Final

10m Air Rifle Women�s Medal Ceremony

25m Pistol Women�s Final

Skeet Men�s Medal Ceremony

25m Pistol Women�s Medal Ceremony

Queen�s Prize Pairs Medal Ceremony

24 July 2014

(Courtesy of British Shooting)


08:45 - 09:35
10m Air Pistol Women's Qualification

Victoria Mullens and Geri Buckley (England)
Caroline Brownlie (Scotland)
Coral Kennerley and Shawnee Burner (Wales)
Nikki Holmes (Jersey)
Tara Laine and Nikkie Trebert (Guernsey)
Rachel Glover and Gemma Kermode (IOM)

09:00 - 14:30
Skeet Men's Qualification - Day 1

Rory Warlow and Mike Gilligan (England)
Drew Christie (Scotland)
Malcolm Allen and Rhys Price (Wales)
James Bradley and David Clague (IOM)
David Christie and Clement Buchanan (NI)
David Turner (Jersey)

09:00 - 14:30
Skeet Women's Qualification

Sarah Gray and Amber Hill (England)
Sian Bruce (Scotland)
Elanor Allen (Wales)

10:30 - 11:45
10m Air Rifle Men's Qualification

Mike Bamsey (Wales)
Ken Parr and Dan Rivers (England)

11:00 - 17:00
Queen's Prize Pairs Final - Day 1

Parag Patel and David Luckman (England)
Ian Shaw and Angus McLeod (Scotland)
Gareth Morris and Chris Watson (Wales)
Barry Le Cheminant and Dan Richardson (Jersey)

12:30 - 13:25
10m Air Pistol Women's Finals

14:30 - 15:20
10m Air Rifle Men's Finals

16:00 - 16:50
Skeet Women's Semi-Finals

16:30 - 16:50
Skeet Women's Bronze Medal Match

16:40 - 16:50
Skeet Women's Gold Medal Match

24 July 2014


Donald McIntosh spoke to British Shooting on a memorable night for him and his country.

Donald was very much a part of his countries celebrations last night in Celtic Park, not only coming out with the rest of the Scottish contingent to a rousing reception from the audience, but also one of three to take the oath on behalf of all athletes participating at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

The Games will arguably be the biggest major sporting event to take place in Scotland since the Games came to Edinburgh in 1986.

And on how the atmosphere of the opening ceremony compared to previous curtain raisers the Scot�s been involved in, Donald said �It was very different in many ways to other opening ceremonies I�ve been to for me.

�Because the stadium is a football stadium, it was a lot tighter so you were closer to the audience and obviously because it was in Scotland, there was a lot more noise when we came out.

�Normally when you�re walking around the stadium for opening ceremonies in different countries you�re lucky if you see the odd Scottish flag but obviously the place was full of them last night. It was a fantastic, exciting experience; the reception for the whole team was wonderful and the noise and buzz around the whole team was tremendous.�

donald_jen_seonaidWith roughly around 9 million people watching the curtain raiser last night, all eyes were on Donald to say his lines, and that he did perfectly, with his two daughters, Seonaid and Jen also in attendance inside the stadium to represent Team Scotland.

�I found out a few weeks ago, and I wouldn�t say I was overly nervous about it,� continued the Rifle coach.

 ï¿½I didn�t bother thinking about the amount of people watching, and with the floodlights on you, you can�t see the audience anyway with all the bright lights in your eyes. I was a bit worried that I might have forgotten my lines but there was a sheet handy anyway.

�I�ve not been to an opening ceremony with either Jen or Seonaid before so I was chuffed to bits that they were there and so proud of both of them.

�I didn�t see an awful lot of them because Jen was out in the front as one of the shortlisted candidates for flag bearer so she was immediately behind Euan (Burton), and Seonaid was away in front of me somewhere, but I caught up with them in the end which was something special.�  

With the first shooting events taking place at the Barry Buddon Range tomorrow, Donald and co have had chance to look around the facilities and he�s stated his compliments to the team who�ve been setting the ranges up over the past few months.

�We were here a few weeks ago, and there was quite a bit of work to do, but the transformation that can be done in a few weeks is tremendous and the team have done a fantastic job, and it�s looking good.�

On the mood in the camp, Donald added �There�s nerves and excitement, but that�s only natural with big competitions. A large bulk of the team have international experience competing for Team GB, and with the World Cups and everything else so everyone�s just being professional and getting ready.� 

24 July 2014


Good luck to all the Scottish Target Shooters who start their Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games campaign on Friday, 25 July at Barry Buddon. 


18 July 2014



British Shooting are set to launch a nationwide search for athletes across all shooting disciplines (shotgun, rifle & pistol) as part of a new Talent ID campaign, Target Tokyo.

Working in conjunction with the Performance Pathway Team; a collaboration between UK Sport and the English Institute of Sport, the recruitment drive is targeting focused and motivated individuals who have the desire to represent Great Britain and reach the Olympic podium. The ultimate aim of the project is to identify those shooters that have the potential to be developed for the 2020 Olympic Games.

Previous UK Sport led Talent ID campaigns have unearthed athletes such as Sochi 2014 skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold, London 2012 champion Helen Glover and Taekwondo athlete Lutalo Muhammad, who won Olympic bronze at London 2012.

The Talent ID campaign is just one aspect of the Performance Pathway Team�s work at British Shooting which will focus on the development athletes, coaches and managers who have the capacity to impact on future Olympic and Paralympic Games.

British Shooting are entering an exciting stage as it looks to enhance the GB Performance Pathway and have launched a GB Academy Programme (GBAP) that will aim to recruit and develop the next generation of target shooters to ensure continued success at future Olympic Games and World events. The primary aim of the GBAP is to produce a consistent supply of target shooters to the world class programme who clearly demonstrate that they have the potential to become world class athletes, capable of achieving world leading results at the Olympic Games.

Olympic champion Peter Wilson said: �It�s a breakthrough for British Shooting to be looking at the talent side of the sport; we�ve always had a lot of focus on the world class aspect, but nothing feeding that. This is really very exciting; it�s the start of a new era for British Shooting and British shooters.�

�Where we stand with our athletes; we�ve never been so strong. The future is bright for British Shooting and hopefully we can build on this with medals at the Commonwealths this year and medals in Rio in two years� time."

Seeking to build on Peter Wilson�s London 2012 success, British Shooting have undertaken a system overhaul with a focus on more systematically identifying and developing future champions, in a bid for success at the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Launching in August, Target Tokyo offers an exciting opportunity for existing shooters to attempt to take their performance to the next level and for shooters of all disciplines to examine the possibility of training and competing in the Olympic disciplines with a view to being a potential Olympic medallist. If you are a shooter and believe that you have the dedication and potential to reach the very top, sign-up from 5 August at the UKSport Talent page  http://www.uksport.gov.uk/talent

24 June 2014


 Look out for all those from the Scottish Target Shooting Community carrying the Baton across Scotland over the next few weeks:


Bob Aitken

Susan Jackson


South Lanarkshire

David Rattray



Shirley McIntosh


Clackmannanshire � 25 June

Jen McIntosh

Seonaid McIntosh

Robin Law

Lesley Dawson

Julia Adamson

William McAulay


Aberdeenshire � 29 June

Shona Marshall

Sheena Sharp

Kay Copland


Moray � 3 July

Donald McIntosh

James Manson


Perth and Kinross � 4 July

Ian Marsden


Stirling - 6 July

Allan Alstead

Highlands � 11 July

James Henderson

23 June 2014




We are delighted to announce that Seonaid McIntosh has been selected onto British Shooting�s GB Academy Programme  

 GB Academy rifle coach, Sinclair Bruce said: "Now that the initial group of rifle/pistol athletes have been selected the hard work begins. The plan is to have regular squad camps where the athletes have the opportunity to train and learn with/from each other in what will be a very challenging and supportive environment. 

 "Some of these camps will be abroad but in the main they will take place in Cardiff, which is an excellent training facility. They will also travel to matches together where their development and ability to transfer training to competition will effectively be measured. 

 To see to the full squad selected visit


16 June 2014


Great photo of multiple Commonwealth Games medal winner, Susan Jackson with the Queens Baton at Holyrood Palace on Saturday, 14 June.   Many from the Scottish Target Shooting community have been selected to carry the Baton as it journeys around Scotland ahead of the start of the Commonwealth Games and we will keep you updated on where you can support them.

16 June 2014


A very busy day of young shooters trying out the Range at Meadowbank on Saturday as part of the Queens Baton Celebrations.  Thanks to the coaches who made the day a great experience for all. 


12 June 2014


Team Scotland announced the selection of athletes that will represent them at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and we can now confirm them in full. 

The strength of Scotland�s shooters is evident, with a number of shooters having contributed to the nine shooting medals won at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games, helping shooting to finish as Scotland�s top sport at the Games. 

Heading the shooting line-up are the most successful male and female athletes overall from Delhi 2010, in Jonathan Hammond and Jennifer McIntosh. They won an impressive total of seven medals between them in Small Bore Rifle events including four gold. Both went on to represent Team GB at London 2012 and they are hoping for another successful Commonwealth Games on home soil next year. 

Originally from Aberdeen and now based in West Virginia, USA, Jon welcomed the news of his selection saying: �Some of the new rules in our sport may alter how I prepare for the Games, but the biggest rules change of starting the scores from zero for the finals has really created a lot of equality and I think gives many more people the chance of winning a medal. 

"All I can focus on is having the best performance possible and see what happens.

�Like London 2012 it will be very special to compete at home, it probably won't happen ever again for us in a major international competition, so that is something to savour. With the shooting in Carnoustie my parents, family and friends will not have far to travel and that will be quite special having all of them there regardless of the outcome.�

Other shooters selected include Delhi medallists Neil Stirton who won gold and bronze in the 50m Rifle Prone Pairs and 50m Rifle 3 Position pairs (with Jonathan Hammond), building on his silver medal from the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Ian Shaw and Angus McLeod who took silver in the Full Bore Rifle pairs in Delhi have also booked their passage in both the individual and pairs events for Glasgow 2014.  

Alford�s Shona Marshall who took silver in the Clay Target Trap event in Delhi has assured her place, having been a regular contender on the Great Britain team over the last two years, just missing out on London 2012.

The Commonwealth Games Scotland team in full:


 Drew Chrustie

 Clay Target - Skeet


 Alan Goodall

 Pistol - 50m Pistol

 St Andrews

 Jonathan Hammond

 Small Bore Rifle - 50m 3P, 50m Prone


 John McDonald

 Clay Target �Trap

Fort William 

 Angus McLeod

 Full Bore Rifle � Individual & Pairs


 David Owen

 Pistol � 10m Air Pistol


 Jonathan Reid

 Clay Target � Trap


 Alan Ritchie

 Pistol - 10m Air Pistol, 50m Pistol


 Ian Shaw

 Full Bore Rifle � Individual & Pairs


 Neil Stirton

Small Bore Rifle - 50m Prone, 50m 3P 


 Caroline Brownlie

 Pistol -10m Air Pistol, 25m Pistol


 Sian Bruce         

 Clay Target � Skeet


 Sarah Henderson

 Small Bore Rifle � 50m Prone, 50m 3P


 Shona Marshall

 Clay Target - Trap


 Jennifer McIntosh

 Small Bore Rifle - 10m Air Rifle, 50m Rifle 3P, 50m Rifle Prone 


 Seonaid McIntosh

 Small Bore Rifle � 10m Air Rifle



23 May 2014


We are delighted to announce that that Scottish Target Shooting has achieved Foundation level of the Equality Standard.


23 May 2014

Grants Awarded to Scottish Target Shooters


We are delighted to announce that the undernoted athletes have been awarded grants through ScottishSportsAid


Sian Bruce


Bank of Scotland Local Heroes

Jonty Barron


The Robertson Trust

Max Jeffrey


The Robertson Trust

Seonaid McIntosh


The Robertson Trust


23 May 2014

Wilson hails 'start of a new era' as British Shooting target future success

Great interview with Peter Wilson on UKSport Website


14 May 2014


Are you an avid sports fan or looking to create a report portfolio? We have the perfect opportunity for you!


Scottish Target Shooting are looking for young aspiring journalists!  Scottish Target Shooting is the governing body for target shooting in Scotland and are made up of the Four Scottish Associations:


Scottish Clay Target Association

Scottish Pistol Association

Scottish Rifle Association

Scottish Small-Bore Rifle Association


Each of the Associations runs its own affairs.  Scottish Target Shooting is the central link between the individual associations on matters which affect all of the shooting bodies and the Commonwealth Games Council for Scotland, sportscotland, Local Authorities, Government Agencies and UK National Shooting Bodies such as British Shooting, National Rifle Association and the National Small-Bore Rifle Association.  Scottish Target Shooting has responsibility for the selection of teams to compete at the Commonwealth Championships, nomination of athletes to Commonwealth Games Scotland, for participation in Commonwealth Youth Games and the Commonwealth Games.

Scottish Target Shooting are currently looking for passionate writers and/or Target Shooting enthusiasts to help support the governing body in providing content for our website and social media. 

Young Reporters Application

To volunteer, please fill out the application form below, attach a covering letter and examples or links to work already carried out and send it by email to admin@stsf.org.uk




17 March 2014




We are delighted to announce that the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) are running a Target Shooting Special this week.  There will be a different feature every day appearing on the CGF website  

 Their schedule is:

Monday 17 March: Interview with Donald McIntosh, Jen McIntosh and David Phelps and photos JenandDonald

Tuesday 18 March: Filmed interview with Peter Underhill and Rachel Spry from Glasgow 2014 plus Barry Buddon progress photos

Wednesday 19 March: Article on five tips for fans attending the shooting events plus a filmed interview with Peter Underhill and Rachel Spry from Glasgow 2014

Thursday 20 March: Piece on the four disciplines

Friday 21 March: Quiz on Facebook


4 February 2014


The 50-metre shooting range at Meadowbank Stadium in Edinburgh is now being used as a base for many of the Scottish squad, including 2010 double gold medallist Jennifer McIntosh, who is sure she has benefited from it since it opened late last year.

Meadowbank_RangeOne of the key requirements for the Scottish team on the return from the Commonwealth Games in Delhi was an indoor, 50m training facility.   Meadowbank was looked at over a year ago where the original range from 20 years ago remained mainly untouched.  It had been home to a boxing club for some time, but between sportscotland and Edinburgh Leisure there was an agreement for the Boxing to move within the facility.  A lot of work was done on the range to bring it up to modern specification.  The renovation was paid for by sportscotland, while Edinburgh Leisure met the cost of moving the boxing gym. Not only do the shooters now have a 50m range to practise on, they should also benefit from the greater intensity that comes from being concentrated together, according to the team leader.

Donald McIntosh commented �It�s another step forward in becoming more professional � as professional as we can be. When you get your athletes together the intensity is high and they work off each other. Then they scatter, and the intensity of their training potentially drops � you can�t control it or really influence it as a coach. Suddenly you�ve got them coming to a centralised venue and it�s far more effective for the coaches and the athletes.�

The winner of two golds and a bronze four years ago, Jennifer McIntosh decided to relocate to Edinburgh as a result of the range being reopened. �When I found out it was going to be built, I moved down from Aberdeen, because it�s much better than what we had there,� she said. �I train here every day; it�s been a huge help, an absolutely massive help, and I�ve noticed the impact on my shooting already. It�s great.

�The difference here is getting to shoot at the right distance. It�s 50 metres as opposed to 25 yards, which is what I was having to shoot up in Aberdeen. I can shoot indoors in the winter, which is kind of nice, with a little bit of heating.

�It�s light, it�s bright, my coach is here all the time, there are other squad people here all the time. It�s a great training environment. When I don�t have competitions I�m in here five days a week. Mornings at the range, then gym work in the afternoon.�

There are fewer Target Shooting events on the competition schedule for Glasgow 2014, so emulating that Delhi total of nine medals will be tough. By reopening Meadowbank, however, Scotland�s shooters have given themselves the best possible chance of hitting that target.

23 January 2014


 jen6501Congratulation to Jennifer McIntosh who has been named on British Shooting�s World Class Performance programme.  She has been announced as being part of the Podium Potential programme which comprises of athletes with a realistic medal winning capability at the next Olympic Games.  

The World Class Performance Programme was created by UK Sport and is funded by the UK National Lottery. It was put in place to ensure that the UK�s most talented athletes have every chance of realising their potential in major competition.

22 January 2014

Nominate YOUR Local Sporting Heroes:

Queen�s Honours Award Nominations


A huge number of individuals, both volunteers and staff, contribute significantly to sport in Scotland. It is important that these individuals can be recognised for the contribution they make to the vibrancy and diversity of sport and sports clubs in Scotland. This is your opportunity to nominate the most worthy individuals within your sport and your community for a Queen�s Honours Award.

The Scottish Sports Association (SSA)as asked the SSArnment ation on your nominee to kim@info-ssa.org. dividual has made a real and lasting difference to their spor, the independent and collective voice of Scottish Governing Bodies of sport, Scottish Governing Bodies of sport and the Scottish Government are working in partnership to try to identify and recognise the individuals who make a real and innovative difference to sport in Scotland, with a particular emphasis on those that have made a difference to club and community sport � and we need your help. We need your help to identify and nominate these individuals from your community.


Do you know someone who has:

·        Made a strong and positive difference to their sport and community?

·        Shown outstanding innovation?

·        Shown exemplary and selfless volunteer work?

·        Improved life considerably for those within their club/organisation?

·        Carried the respect of their peers?

·        Made significant changes and achievements in Scottish sport?

·        Brought distinction to Scottish life or enhanced Scotland�s reputation through their achievements and efforts through sport?


Then we�d like you to nominate them for a Queen�s Honours Award!

Nominating them is easy. Please tell us how your candidate has:

·        Earned the respect of their peers

·        Consistently given their time and energy to make sure sport happens

·        Become a role model in their club/sport

·        Produced sustained achievement, potentially against the odds, which has required moral courage, vision, the ability to make tough choices or determined application and hard work.

In addition to this, please ensure that you send us your nomination�s full name and address.

Please note that strong nominations are those which show that an individual has made a real and lasting difference to their sport and/or their community.


If you would like to the STS to endorse your application please send to admin@stsf.org.uk by 31 January 2014.  Information on help to write the nomination can be found here Queens_Honour_Nomination_Writing_advice.doc


Please note that, unfortunately, not all nominations will be successful, therefore it is crucial that all nominations are kept confidential from the individual being nominated; all aspects of the nomination process are confidential. Nominations are considered twice per year; for the Queen�s New Year�s Honours and the Queen�s Birthday Honours Awards. The process for nomination is the same at both times and both opportunities seek to recognise individuals who have made a significant difference to Scotland, either through communities or through a particular field of activity, ie sport.


The Scottish Government has asked the SSA to promote and add value to the nominations process for Scottish sport. However, nominations can still be sent directly to the Scottish Government. This current round of nominations is being gathered for the Queen�s New Year Honours in 2015. Further information on the Honours process is available via: https://www.gov.uk/honours

16 January 2014


Scottish Target Shooting is delighted to announce the appointment of Oliver Barsby as National Development Manager.  

Oliver_BarsbyMy name is Oliver Barsby and it is an honour and a privilege to be working with Scottish Target Shooting. As National Development Manager my duties will be to work with the four disciplines to get a better picture of shooting in Scotland. I will then be working with each discipline to increase the number of participants and coaches to help the sport grow. I will also be working with the STS too in order to improve the governance systems in place and identify common ground that will allow the disciplines to operate more closely together under the umbrella body of STS.

 Although I am not someone from the sport of shooting I come to the post with a career spent working alongside grassroots sports clubs in Scotland ranging across a wide variety of different sports. My career in sport started at Edinburgh University when I was fortunate enough to be elected as Sports Union President through my involvement with the Table Tennis club. Through the sport union with its 60+ clubs I was thrown into a whole new range of sports I had to quickly become familiar with and grew to understand the unique needs of each.

 My full time employment in sport outside of University began as Sports Club Development Officer for Edinburgh Leisure where I gained a wealth of experience in understanding the needs and challenges of grassroots sports clubs and the dedicated volunteers without which sport in Scotland would not exist. It also provided me with tremendous insight into the workings of local authorities, leisure trusts and understanding the relationship between the two.

In my last post as Chief Operating Officer for the Scottish Association of Local Sports Councils (SALSC) I worked to modernise the organisation by leading it through a major restructuring process that included overseeing the implementation of a Fit For Purpose Audit; writing a new progressive 4 year business plan; establishing a new legal identity; putting in place modern policies and procedures; leading the creative design of a new brand and website; and working with local and national partners involved with sport in Scotland. During this time I was also involved with working alongside local councillors and MSPs on a number of issues.

Most importantly though, what drives me is my extreme pride of sport in Scotland and as such I am extremely excited to begin this post with Scottish Target Shooting during what will be an incredibly exciting year for sport in Scotland. I look forward to working with the Council, the disciplines, clubs and all those involved in the sport to help move it forward.

9 January 2014



Congratulations to the undernoted Scottish Athletes and Staff who have been selected to represent Great Britain at the next three major pistol and rifle competitions.


Air Rifle Women

Jen McIntosh
Coach & Team Leader
Donald McIntosh

Air Rifle Women
Jen McIntosh

Pistol Senior Men

Alan Ritchie

Alan Goodall

Coach & Team Leader
Donald McIntosh


Pistol Senior Men
Alan Ritchie
Pistol Senior Women
Caroline Brownlie

6 January 2014


Now in 2014, the year we have all been waiting for, and with less than 200 days to go until the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Commonwealth Games Scotland has released a new set of athlete images depicting �ones to watch�.

The strong common theme of the photos is �Proud� and is a clear demonstration of what it means for athletes from across the length and breadth of the country to represent Team Scotland in Glasgow next summer.   The fabulous and striking images have been taken by Glasgow photographers Alistair Devine and Stuart Gray and build on the set of images shot at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and launched in April 2013 to mark the start of the athlete selection period.  You can keep up with all the Team Scotland news on the official supporters� website goscotland.org or at cgcs.org.uk. On social media - search Team Scotland.

Team Scotland shooters will compete at Barry Buddon Shooting Centre, Carnoustie in four disciplines: Small Bore Rifle, Full Bore Rifle, Clay Target and Pistol. The shooting competition will be held 25 - 29 July 2014. Eight shooters have been selected so far � Caroline Brownlie, Sian Bruce, Jonathan Hammond, Shona Marshall, Jennifer McIntosh, Angus McLeod, Ian Shaw and Neil Stirton

Shown here is the fantastic photograph of Target Shooting�s Shona Marshall taken at Carnoustie.  

1 November 2013



All the Council members of Scottish Target Shooting congratulate the shooting competitors whose selection has just been announced and wish them well in their final period of preparation for the Games next year.

31 October 2013


Commonwealth Games Scotland announced the selection of a further nine athletes today, to represent Team Scotland at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Eight shooters and one triathlete were added to the 23 track, field and road athletes and four squash players announced in September, bringing the total team size to 36 in what will be the last selections made in 2013.
The strength of Scotland�s shooters is evident, with six of the eight athletes announced today having contributed to all nine shooting medals won at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games, helping shooting to finish as Scotland�s top sport at the Games.
Heading the shooting line-up are the most successful male and female athletes overall from Delhi 2010, in Jonathan Hammond and Jennifer McIntosh. They won an impressive total of seven medals between them in Small Bore Rifle events including four gold. Both went on to represent Team GB at London 2012 and they are hoping for another successful Commonwealth Games on home soil next year.
Jen had her best World Cup placing with the Air Rifle this year, finishing 18th in Munich.  Last year she made her first World Cup final taking 6th in the 50m Rifle 3P event also in Munich in her first year as a senior.

Originally from Aberdeen and now based in West Virginia, USA, Jon welcomed the news of his selection saying: �Now I am selected I can begin all the planning for the winter and next season in the lead up to Glasgow. Some of the new rules in our sport may alter how I prepare for the Games, but the biggest rules change of starting the scores from zero for the finals has really created a lot of equality and I think gives many more people the chance of winning a medal. All I can focus on is having the best performance possible and see what happens.

�Like London it will be very special to compete at home, it probably won't happen ever again for us in a major international competition, so that is something to savour. With the shooting in Carnoustie my parents, family and friends will not have far to travel and that will be quite special having all of them there regardless of the outcome.�

Other shooters selected include Delhi medallists Neil Stirton who won gold and bronze in the 50m Rifle Prone Pairs and 50m Rifle 3 Position pairs (with Jonathan Hammond), building on his silver medal from the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Ian Shaw and Angus McLeod who took silver in the Full Bore Rifle pairs in Delhi have also booked their passage in both the individual and pairs events for Glasgow 2014. 
Alford�s Shona Marshall who took silver in the Clay Target Trap event in Delhi has assured her place, having been a regular contender on the Great Britain team over the last two years, just missing out on London 2012. Shona finished 8th at World Cups this year in both Mexico and UAE, and those scores contributed towards selection.

Caroline Brownlie will make her second Games appearance in Glasgow in the 10m Air Pistol, having secured her place in June when she set a new Scottish record on the way to winning the British Pistol Club Championships.  She also represented Great Britain for the first time at a World Cup in Granada this year.
Sian Bruce is the only new face amongst the shooters announced so far. The 20 year old from Dundee will make her Games debut in the Clay Target Skeet event. Sian was European U21 Champion in 2010, and also won silver at the Delhi Test Event in 2010.  She finished 7th at both U21 World and European Championships this year in what will be her last year as a junior.
There are still a number of shooting places on the team which will not be decided until next May, such is the quality of the competition. For example in the Women�s 50m Rifle Prone event which was won by Jen McIntosh in Delhi, there are six Scottish athletes who have all met the selection standard so far and they will have to fight it out for the two places available.
Shooting Team Manger, Donald McIntosh said: I�m delighted to have six of our Delhi medallists selected along with Sian Bruce and Caroline Brownlie at this first stage in the process. We have seen some solid performances throughout the year as the athletes learn to deal with the substantial rule changes introduced after the London Olympic Games, and we can look forward to further progress from all of them before the Commonwealth Games begin.�
Making the announcement Team Scotland Chef de Mission, Jon Doig said: �I am extremely pleased to announce a further nine athletes selected for Team Scotland for Glasgow 2014. All eight shooters have continued to demonstrate that they are on great form and increasingly competitive at international level, whilst triathlete David McNamee has also had his best season ever.
�We are delighted to welcome them all to represent Team Scotland at our home Games next year and they can now go into their winter training period fully focused on reaching their peak performance next July.�
Adding her congratulations, Commonwealth Games and Sports Minister Shona Robison said: �I congratulate the nine athletes, a mix of Commonwealth Games medallists and newcomers, and wish them all the best with their preparations. Team Scotland has all the ingredients to succeed, with outstanding facilities, high standards of coaching and an extra £1 million Scottish Government funding for elite sport. Like so many others, I am looking forward to seeing our athletes competing and Team Scotland shining next year at Scotland�s biggest ever sporting event.�
Many of the athletes announced today have benefited from the support of sportscotland the national agency for sport and in particular from the high performance support and expertise provided by the sportscotland institute of sport.
Louise Martin CBE, Chair of sportscotland, said: �Congratulations to all nine athletes who are the latest to secure their places in Team Scotland. Excitement around the Commonwealth Games continues to grow and, working with Games partners and the Scottish Governing Bodies of Sport, sportscotland is determined to capitalise on the unique opportunity to strengthen Scotland�s sporting pathways from grassroots to club to performance sport.
�It will be an absolute privilege for all of Team Scotland�s athletes to compete in front of a home crowd, and, given the meticulous preparation of the athletes, governing bodies, coaches and experts at the sportscotland institute of sport, they will be the best prepared Team Scotland to compete at the Commonwealth Games.�  

Jonathan Hammond, Small Bore Rifle - 50m Rifle 3P (Aberdeen / West Virginia, USA)
Neil Stirton, Small Bore Rifle - 50m Rifle Prone (Aberdeen)
Jennifer McIntosh, Small Bore Rifle - 10m Air Rifle & 50m Rifle 3P (Falkirk / Edinburgh)
Caroline Brownlie, Pistol -10m Air Pistol (Edinburgh/Bishops Waltham, Hampshire) 
Shona Marshall, Clay Target - Trap (Alford, Aberdeenshire)
Sian Bruce, Clay Target - Skeet (Dundee)
Angus McLeod, Full Bore Rifle � Queen�s Prize Individual & Pairs (Edinburgh/Warminster)
Ian Shaw, Full Bore Rifle � Queen�s Prize Individual & Pairs (Epsom, Surrey)

30 October 2013


Congratulations to Scottish Shooters Jess and Kirsty Liddon who have been awarded Winning Students Scholarships.  Winning Students was established in 2008, funded by the Scottish Funding Council and run by the University of Stirling. In the past five years, it has invested more than £2 million in scholarships to some 340 athletes, making it the third largest sporting support programme in Scotland.  Kirsty is studying at Edinburgh University while Jess is at Strathclyde University.


10 October 2013


You don't have to wait until the Opening Ceremony to start the celebrations.  On 9 October 2013 the Queen's Baton Relay began its epic journey through the 70 nations and territories of the Commonwealth. It won't be long before the baton returns to Scotland � and we want you to be a part of its final journey!

The baton holding Her Majesty The Queen's Message to the athletes will cross continents, terrain and time zones. Once it has completed it journey through the Commonwealth the baton will come home to Scotland on 14 June 2014 to spend 40 days visiting communities in all 32 Local Authority areas. On 23 July 2014 the baton will be delivered to Her Majesty at the Opening Ceremony where the 288 day relay concludes and the Games officially begin.

Up to 4,000 batonbearers are needed to help carry the baton throughout Scotland on the final leg of its journey.  Opportunities don't come much bigger than this and we need your help to find our batonbearers!

Nominate a family member, friend or someone you know for a position as a community batonbearer � or you can apply yourself.

Please see Glasgow 2014�s website for information on how to nominate someone from your local community:


1 October 2013


Scottish Target Shooting's Colin McEachran is pictured along with sportscotland Chair Louise Martin, Chief Executive Stewart Harris, and Shona Robison, Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport as sportscotland announces the record amount of investment into Commonwealth Games Sports in the run up to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014.



30 September 2013



sportscotland has today (Monday) published its four-year investment figures for the 17 Commonwealth Games sports for the Glasgow 2014 cycle.

The figures reveal that during 2011-15 sportscotland�s investment into the 17 sports increased by 23.46 per cent to over £38 million compared to 2007-11, when it was under £31 million.

The announcement comes as sportscotland Chair Louise Martin, Chief Executive Stewart Harris, and Shona Robison, Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport, met senior representatives from the Scottish Governing Bodies of Sport at the new Glasgow National Hockey Centre to discuss their readiness for Glasgow 2014, ensuring our athletes are fully prepared and ready to help Team Scotland have its best ever Commonwealth Games.

This record investment has helped ensure that the athletes in Team Scotland will be the best ever prepared in the history of the Commonwealth Games, and better equips the sports to deal with the anticipated membership rises and demands on the sports as a consequence of Glasgow 2014.

sportscotland, the national agency for sport, is financed by the Scottish Government and National Lottery. During the last financial year, 2012/13, its budget was £80,344,000. The Scottish Government accounted for £49,336,000 (61.4%) of its investment, with the remaining £31,008,000 (38.6%) coming from the National Lottery.

As well as helping with the preparation in the run-up to the Games, the additional investment into the sports assists the governing bodies with their capacity building and planning for the post-Games period.

sportscotland works closely with all 17 Commonwealth Games sports on governance to underpin their performance and development strategies, and the increase of seven million pounds over the four-year Glasgow cycle to £38 million augments this process.

Louise Martin CBE, Chair of sportscotland, said:

�Our four-year investment into the 17 Glasgow Games sports has risen to over £38 million thanks to Scottish Government and National Lottery funding, which is a significant increase compared to the previous four-year cycle leading up to the Delhi Games.

�sportscotland is putting record levels of investment into the 17 Commonwealth Games sports, and this allows the governing bodies to work with key local partners to increase capacity and cope with the expected growth from Glasgow 2014.

�By increasing investment levels into the sports by more than 23 per cent, we are playing a significant role in ensuring that the athletes who will be selected for Team Scotland will be the best ever prepared at a Games.

�It also allows the sports to enhance their governance, which underpins their performance and development strategies.�

Shona Robison, Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport, said:

�Record levels of investment are being put into Commonwealth Games sports in Scotland - an extra seven million pounds for next year.

�We are committed to delivering a meaningful, lasting legacy from the Games in 2014.  This additional investment will ensure our sports clubs, volunteers, and coaches are well prepared to cope with the anticipated interest in sport in 2014 and beyond.

�Last year was fantastic for Scottish sport but this must not be the high-tide mark.  The Scottish Governing Bodies of Sport are going from strength to strength and I now expect to see the most prepared, most organised and most successful Team Scotland ready for the 2014.�

Jon Doig, Commonwealth Games Scotland Chief Executive, said:

�Commonwealth Games Scotland has strongly supported the case for additional investment in the Glasgow 2014 Games cycle.

�We are delighted to see the result of this additional investment in performance sport bearing dividends in terms of athlete performances in 2013, with many athletes reaching Commonwealth Games selection standards. 

�This augurs well for 2014 when Team Scotland hopes to have its biggest and most successful team ever at the Games, making the whole of Scotland proud.�


 sportscotland puts record levels of investment


24 September 2013
Congratulations to the Scottish Shooters who were competing at the CSF(ED)
Championships on the Isle of Man at the weekend. 
A fantastic medal haul � well done.
Gold - Women's Trap Pairs (Linda Pearson & Sharon Niven)
Gold - Women's Prone Rifle Pairs (Sarah Henderson & Sarah Brown)
Gold - Women's Air Rifle (Jen McIntosh)
Gold - Men's Air Pistol Pairs (David Owen & Alan Ritchie)
Gold - Women's 3P Rifle (Jen McIntosh)
Gold - Men's Double Trap (Stuart Donaldson)
Gold - Men's Double Trap Pairs (Stuart Donaldson & Max Jeffrey)
Silver - Men's 50m Pistol (Alan Ritchie)
Silver - Men's Trap Pairs (Andrew Addison & Jonathan Reid)
Silver - Men's Skeet Pairs (Ben Wilson & Drew Christie)
Silver - Men's Trap (Andrew Addison)
Silver - Men's Air Pistol (Alan Ritchie)
Bronze - Men's Prone Rifle Pairs (Dave Caughey & Matt Thomson)
Bronze - Men's Air Rifle (Bobby Spence)
Bronze - Men's 3P Rifle (Bobby Spence)
Bronze - Women's Air Pistol (Catriona McGregor)
Bronze - Women's Prone Rifle (Sarah Henderson)
Bronze - Men's Double Trap (Max Jeffrey)
Bronze - Women's 10M Air Pistol Pairs (Kirsty Liddon & Catriona McGregor)

Congratulations to the Coaching team of Sinclair Bruce, Iain MacGregor and John Leighton-Dyson.

9 September 2013



Just a reminder that the application process for tickets for Glasgow 2014 will close on Monday, 16 September.  


The Shooting events are oversubscribed currently so there will be a ballot for tickets.  To ensure you are in the ballot apply for before Monday, 16 September.  Everyone who applies will be in the ballot.


Good luck!


elite_athlete_group-_web_page6 August 2013



Congratulations to Jess and Kirsty Liddon who have been included in the Scottish Student Sport athlete promotion.  They are photographed in the Edinburgh University Playfair Library.



Those pictured are:

Athletes (from left to right):
Jade Nimmo, Edinburgh Napier University, Long Jump
Finlay Young, Heriot-Watt University, Cycling (Road & Track)
Fraser Hirst, University of West of Scotland, Hockey
Rachel Hunter, University of West of Scotland, Hammer
Jess Liddon, University of Strathclyde, Shooting (Air Pistol)
Ryan Strachan, Edinburgh Napier University, American Football
Finlay Strivens, University of Dundee, Cycling
Kirsty Liddon, University of Edinburgh, Shooting (Air Pistol)

23 July 2013


 Copies of recent press articles on Air Gun Licensing are noted below.




Scottish Target Shooting responded to the consultation on Air Gun Licensing and this can be found here


21 June 2013


Scottish Target Shooting are seeking to appoint an Interim National Development Manager and the Tender Documents for this post can be found here


6 May 2013

Rationale for Unification

 Following recent development work carried out by Scottish Target Shooting a rationale document was produced on the benefits of Unification of the Associations.  The Executive Summary can be found here  Executive_Summary_of_Draft_Rationale_Paper_FINAL_APRIL_2013.pdf

 The full document can be found under Development

2 May 2013

sportscotland Awards Boost Scottish Chances At Glasgow And Sochi

More Athletes, More Sports, And More Money For SAPAs

62 Scottish high performance athletes with the potential to deliver a podium finish at the Glasgow and Sochi Games have been boosted with the news that they are recipients of individual sportscotland Athlete Personal Awards (SAPAs).   We are delighted to announce that ten Scottish Target Shooters have been awarded SAPAs.   

Jennifer McIntosh £10,000

Jonathan Hammond £10,000

Shona Marshall £10,000

Matthew Thomson £7,500

Sian Bruce £7,500

Neil Stirton £7,500

Ian Shaw £2,500

Angus McLeod £2,500

Drew Christie £2,500

Linda Pearson £2,500


The full Press release from sportscotland can be found here SPORTSCOTLAND_ATHLETE_PERSONAL_AWARDS_MAY_2013.doc

26 April 2013



Fantastic launch of Team Scotland at Kelvingrove � full story can be found on our Glasgow 2014 pages.

11 April 2013


Scottish Target Shooting responds to consultations on behalf of its Members and copies of these will be uploaded onto the page "Consultations.

27 March 2013




Cosmopolitan Glasgow will be a �home from home� for young athletes from across the world during the 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) says Britain�s greatest ever Olympian and new Bid Champion Sir Chris Hoy.


The ringing endorsement from six-time Olympic gold medallist and 11-time world champion track cyclist Sir Chris Hoy comes exactly 100 days till the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announces who will host the 2018 YOG. Sir Chris, who was today unveiled as the latest Glasgow 2018 Bid Champion, said Glasgow would empower the next generation of young people through the Olympic values, securing a real and lasting legacy for the Olympic Movement.


14 February 2013


Just a reminder that the applications to Volunteer at the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 will close on 28 February.   Those who wish specifically to apply to volunteer at Barry Buddon for the Target Shooting Events should contact our Administrator - admin@stsf.org.uk

5 February 2013



A total of five pistol shooters from the SPA/STSF High Performance Squad travelled to the annual and well established �Intershoot� airgun competition held at the Ockenburgh Sports Centre in the Hague, the Netherlands from the 31st January � 2nd February.


Competing against shooters from 23 other regions of the EU and countries, the Air Pistol Men team comprising Alan Ritchie, Alan Goodall and David Owen won two team silver medals, with Alan Ritchie claiming Bronze in Competition one; David Owen, at this first international competition, commendably claiming two silver medals, while Alan Goodall left the best until last winning Competition three with the highest Pistol Final score in the whole event (195.4 points).


 These competitions were run under the 2013 edition of the ISSF Rules � the top 8 competitors after a 60 shot qualification round going through to a 20 shot knockout final, scored decimally and starting again from zero.  This is the major change in the Rules that previously saw a 10 shot final score added to the qualification round score�not any longer!

This means that all shooters making the Final now have an equal chance to win the competition. Alan Goodall entering the Final in 8th place came through to win on the 20th shot from his team mate David Owen in a nail biting and exciting Final�.! Consistency is now the name of the game and team members benefitted from making Finals to gain experience and boost their confidence in competition in advance of the British Championships being held in Bisley, Surrey later in February at the start the qualification process for the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.


Caroline Brownlie making a return to international competition after giving birth to twins in 2011 improved her score in each competition and was unlucky to miss out on a Final counted out on decimal scoring!


These successes were a notable achievement for the HPS and the individuals concerned that bodes well as they prepare for Glasgow 2014. Earlier in the month, fellow HPS members Jess Liddon represented GBR at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) making a high quality Final, while her sister Kirsty was selected to shoot for GBR at the International Munich Airgun International last week, her first major international competition.

All in all a successful and encouraging start to the 2013 competition season for the Pistol Squad!  Well done to all concerned��


John Leighton-Dyson


18 January 2013


 Congratulations to Sian Bruce who won Gold for Team GB in Women�s Skeet at the Youth Olympic Festival taking place currently in Australia.

17 January 2013


Glasgow 2014's on line register for volunteers has now opened  http://volunteer.glasgow2014.com   If you are involved in Scottish Target Shooting in Scotland would like to be a volunteer specifically at the Target Shooting event please contact Jacqui, admin@stsf.org.uk. 

8 January 2013



We are delighted to announce that three Scottish athletes are being supported on the UK World Class Performance Programme - Jen McIntosh and Jon Hammond retain their places and are joined by Matthew Thomson.  Full information can be found on British Shooting�s website:



20 Decemer 2012



With the Commonwealth Games 2014 fast approaching, the search for volunteers is beginning and Scottish Target Shooting have been working closely with Glasgow 2014 to ensure that those in the Scottish Target Shooting Community are able to easily access the volunteering systems which are being put in place.  At the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow there will be 15,000 volunteers � do you want to be one?   There are eligibility requirements and some are noted below;


1.         Be 16 or over when you apply.

2.         Be eligible to work in the UK

3.         Be available for at least eight (unforgettable) days between 23 July 2014 and 3 August 2014.

4.         Be able to go to Glasgow for a friendly, informal interview

5.         Be able to attend three to four days of training (nearer to the Games), and collect your uniform and official pass.


 If you wish to volunteer at the Target Shooting event which is being held at Barry Buddon you MUST complete Glasgow 2014�s on-line application form which will be live between mid January 2013 and 28 February 2013.   If you do not complete the application form during this time period you will be unable to volunteer at the Games.  We have been told there are no exceptions to this.


Glasgow 2014 have set up an online Volunteering website where individuals can pre-register their interest in becoming a volunteer.  This does not enter you into the volunteer system officially it ensures that you will be kept up to date with when the process goes live.  If you are interested in volunteering you may wish to pre-register now http://volunteer.glasgow2014.com


In order that we can ensure that those with a Target Shooting background are volunteering at the Shooting event our trusted volunteers can apply to Scottish Target Shooting for a Sport Specific Code.    Whilst not a guarantee of being shortlisted for interview and/or appointed as  a Volunteer it will enhance your applications, fast tracking you through the system and provide an improved opportunity of being successful. 


We would like to encourage those in the Scottish Target Shooting Community, who wish to volunteer at the Games, to apply to Scottish Target Shooting for the code.  You can do this now and the code will be emailed to you on or after 7 January 2013 in time for the Volunteering application form going live in mid January.  


If you wish to apply for the Code please contact Jacqui Dunlop (Scottish Target Shooting Administrator) with your Name, Club and Association and contact email address, admin@stsf.org.uk


Technical Officials


We would encourage those who are Technical Officials to apply to become volunteers in the first instance through the process outlined above.  You will have the opportunity to highlight on the application form that you wish to be considered for a position as a Technical Official and as such will be removed from volunteer recruitment until such time Technical Officials are appointed.  This will provide you with two opportunities to be involved with the Games should you wish.   Glasgow 2014 hope that as many Technical Officials as possible are successfully appointed from Scotland, but it may be that some will not, and this will give you still an opportunity to volunteer if you are not successful as a Technical Official.  If you have not applied through the on-line system, in the time period, you will have no opportunity to volunteer if you are not selected as a Technical Official. 


To summarise the above:


You must complete the Glasgow 2014 on-line registration between mid January 2013 and 28 February 2013 � there will be no exceptions to this.


To enhance your application and ensure that your Target Shooting expertise is taken into account email admin@stsf.org.uk and you will be given a sport specific code to use in your application.  This will be emailed to you on or after 7 January but in time for the on-line system opening on mid January 2013.


Technical Official should also apply on-line to ensure that if they are not selected as a Technical Official, they will be given the opportunity to volunteer at the Target Shooting event.


For more information on volunteering at Glasgow 2014 please visit their website  now http://volunteer.glasgow2014.com

17 December 2012


Scottish Target Shooting are delighted to announce that Donald McIntosh has been announced as Sports Team Manager for the Scottish Shooting Team at the 2014 Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow.

6 December 2012



We are delighted to announce that two of our young shooters have been included in Team GB for the Australian Youth Olympic Festival next month.  Sian Bruce has been selected for the Women�s Skeet and Jess Liddon in the Women�s Air Pistol � congratulations to both.


Also travelling with the team will be Donald McIntosh who will be the Team Leader for Shooting.


Further details are available via the undernoted link



23 November 2012


We are delighted to announce that John Leighton-Dyson has been appointed as the Performance Coach for Pistol. John comes with a significant amount of experience both as a Coach across a number of disciplines and an administrator within the sport.

20 November 2012


The Selection Policy for the Scottish Shooting Team for the Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow in 2014 can be found here 2014-April-15-Shooting-Selection-Standards-2014-11-May.doc

19 October 2012


This is an exciting time in Scottish sport and Commonwealth Games Scotland with Scottish Target Shooting are seeking to appoint an appropriately skilled Team Manager to be part of Team Scotland 2014 at the Glasgow Games.

For further details please download the role description and an application form below.  The deadline for applications is 31 October 2012.




17 October 2012



The sportscotland institute of sport are working with Scottish Target Shooting Performance Programme and are currently looking to engage a World Class Pistol Performance Coach to train Scottish athletes in their preparations to compete successfully at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.  The coach will deliver coaching and training to key athletes as well as provide coaching to them at competitions around the world as they prepare for the Games.


*     An internationally recognised coaching qualification e.g ISSF and/or a proven track         record of coaching and improving performance athletes

*     The ability to lead and deliver quality practice to the Scottish athletes

*     Ability to communicate effectively

*     Experience of selecting athletes for teams and competitions

*     Passion for the sport and for Scottish success


 *   This Contract for Services role is available until post Commonwealth Games in Glasgow  2014 (subject to annual review).

*    Requires up to 100 days per year which will be paid at a daily rate of £160. Reasonable travelling and other expenses will be paid in line with sportscotland�s Expenses Policy.

*  The successful Performance Coach will work directly with the Shooting Performance Programme Manager and the sportscotland High Performance Manager for Shooting.

*  There will be an expectation that the Performance Coach will perform necessary administrative duties in line with the role and make recommendations to the Shooting High Performance Group on athlete selections for competitions and teams.


 * Please note your interest in this role by submitting a CV outlining your coaching experience and skills for this position to Craig Faill (craig.faill@sportscotland.org.uk) by 26 October 2012.

*    Interviews will be held on Monday 12 November 2012, at the sportscotland Institute of Sport, Stirling.


15 October 2012
Superstar Shona!

Shona Marshall recently won the final GB OT Selection Shoot of 2012. This means that Shona has won three out of the last four selection shoots - along with winning the United Kingdom Championship and the Scottish Championship lady High Gun along the way. A rather good year.


I doubt if there has ever been such dominance of the GB selection shoots by any shooter and this is credit to the tremendous amount of hard work Shona puts in.


Bear in mind that she has also been on Great Britain duty throughout the period, competing in Tucson, London, Lonato and Larnaca along the way with a training camp in Qatar thrown in as well. Only by showing the highest levels of commitment to her training could she cope with this punishing schedule and now she is deservedly taking some time off to recharge her batteries and prepare for the year ahead.


A tough competitor, a big winner, and a great credit to herself and her sport.

 Just what Scotland needs!

 Bravo Shona!


Iain MacGregor

Shotgun Coach

15 October 2012

Bronze for Sian in Amsterdam


Ladies OS Grand Prix

20-23 September 2012

The Hague, Amsterdam


Sian Bruce travelled to Amsterdam to this competition, which is held in different countries each year.


23 lady shooters competed over two days of competition of 75 targets each day. The eventual winner was Marjut Heinonen, one of the Finnish National Team on 134+ 22 (156). She was followed by Vanessa Hauff of the German National Team on 124 + 21 (145) and then Sian on 119 + 23 (142). Another good final from Sian!


This was the first time Sian had to shoot with steel shot and she felt that she coped reasonably with the different cartridges. Her rounds of 19/19/20/18/21/22 did not do her any real justice but, in competition, a bronze medal is a bronze medal!


Iain MacGregor

Shotgun Coach

15 October 2012



It may be worth a mention that the Olympic discipline shotgunners have had rather a good year.


Shona Marshall has totally dominated the ladies OT scene in GB wining three of the last four selection shoots. However, her Commonwealth Games partner, Linda Pearson, has quietly made her way to number two in the GB rankings as they now stand, giving Scotland a unique one, two.


Linda also won the ladies High Gun at the Home International and represented GB in the European Championships for UT in Lonato.


At the last shoot Andrew Addison also shot his way into his first final. He came sixth overall after that, but I�m sure it�s only the first of many. Andrew was also the High Gun of Scotland in the Home International.


Drew Christie won the British Olympic Skeet Grand Prix and now sits in number three position in the rankings, as does Sian Bruce in the ladies section. Alison Nicol is in fifth with some good shooting of late and Nicky Keene is in eighth. Once Nicky gets back into her shooting properly she will push again for another GB place. Ben Wilson has been making a reappearance and now is in 13th position � which will be lucky for him as I�m sure he will make steady progress upwards next year.


It should also be mentioned that Sian Bruce won the Scotland High Gun trophy at the Home International after a three way shoot off. She�s hard to beat when she gets into that position! Robbie Grubb took the Veteran High Gun at the Home International and was one of the contenders for Scotland High Gun also.


Sian travelled to Amsterdam and took a bronze medal in the Ladies Olympic Skeet Grand Prix and then she and Drew competed in the Orizo Grand Prix in Slovenia. The entry was very small but under totally correct ISSF protocols Drew shot 119 x 125 and Sian 68 x 75. A good test.


I think that just about sums up a season of strong performances from the shotgun shooters and we now all look forward to the Commonwealth Games qualifying period starting in 2013.


Iain MacGregor

Shotgun Coach.

4 October 2012

Medal Success in Jeresey

Congratulations to all the Scottish Athletes who travelled to Jersey for the Commonwealth Shooting Federation (European Division) event. 

Mel Mutch and Bobby Spence won bronze in the 50m Rifle Men's Pairs,  Jamie Hodgson and Bobby Spence took gold in the men's Air Rifle Pairs as well as silver in the Men's 50m 3P Pairs while Mel Mutch also picked up a bronze in the Men's Prone.

Kirsty and Jess Liddon took Gold and Bronze respectively in the Women's Air Pistol, with Alan Goodall taking Bronze in the Men's and Silver in the 50M Free Pistol Discipline.  Jess Liddon also won a Bronze in the 25M Sport Pistol.

Full results can be found at : www.jsf.org.je

20 September 2012

Christie Conquers!

Drew Christie won the British Olympic Skeet Grand Prix and Great Britain Olympic Skeet selection shoot held at Doveridge on 8th/9th September. 

Shooting 121 x 125 Drew equalled his previous personal best in the qualification rounds to take the Grand Prix title and then went on to shoot 23 x 25 in the final to clinch the selection shoot and beat his previous overall PB by one target.

This win gives him minus 10 points in the system and propels him well up the rankings for 2013.

A very good performance, after a lengthy period with an injury had affected his training. He recently also won the Scottish Skeet Championship.

A tough competitor and just what we need for Scotland. Well done Drew.

6 June 2012

Success for Shona

Shona Marshall, in a superb performance, won the Women Olympic Trap United Kingdom Championship at Beverley Clay Targets, Yorkshire, on Saturday.

Shooting a total of 69 targets x 75 Shona was pushed all the way by Caroiline Povey of England but came out the winnner after a strong last round of 24 x 25.
She then went on to win the GB Selection shoot with 21 single barrel hits in the final, which ultimately left her six targets ahead of the her next nearest rival, in this case Anita North.
This was a very strong performance from the leading female Olympic Trap shooter in the UK and a much deserved set of victories.
Well done Shona.
Iain MacGregor

28 May 2012


Congratultions to Scottish athletes Jen McIntosh and Jon Hammond who have today been named as part of the team of ten athletes selected to represent Team GB in the shooting at the London 2012 Olympic Games. 

The selected athletes are: (name, discipline)

  • Elena Allen � Olympic Skeet Women 
  • Richard Brickell � Olympic Skeet Men
  • Richard Faulds � Olympic Double Trap
  • Georgina Geikie � 25m Pistol Women
  • Jonathan Hammond � Prone Rifle Men
  • James Huckle � Three Position Rifle Men
  • Ed Ling � Olympic Trap Men
  • Jennifer McIntosh � Air Rifle Women
  • Rory Warlow � Olympic Skeet Men
  • Peter Wilson � Olympic Double Trap

27 March 2012

Young People's Sport Panel

sportscotland is working in partnership with Young Scot, the national youth information and citizenship charity to engage with young people to influence and shape the future of sport in Scotland.

They are recruiting for a Young people�s sport panel that will ensure Scotland�s younger generation play an active and significant role in developing and influencing policy in sport. The young people will help influence and shape the future of Scottish sport. As a voice for 14-25-year-olds, the panel will also focus on raising the profile of sport within this age group, including through the provision of online content, videos and blogs.

The sport panel members will meet with senior representatives from sportscotland and Young Scot at least twice a year and undertake monthly projects across all aspects of Scotland�s sporting landscape. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to influence the future of sport in Scotland and be involved in raising the profile of sport.  Sport panel members will engage in decision making at a national level and share their views, experiences and findings.

Criteria for sport panel applicants:

·         Aged between 14 and 25 at the time of application

·         Passionate about sport

·         Want to make a difference

The job description and application forms can be downloaded at: www.youngscot.org/sportpanel . Applications will close on Friday 20th April 2012.

14 March 2012

Target Shooter on the BBC

The BBC are screening "Shonnie the Shooter" at 7.00 pm on Wednesday, 14 March on BBC Scotland.  The programme follows John "Shonnie" MacDonald , one of Scotland's top clay pigeon shooters.  Shonnie embarks on an eighteen-month journey from his home in the Scottish Highlands to Sydney, Australia where he hopes to qualilfy for Team GB in the London Olympics 2012. 

20 February 2012

Scottish Target Shooters Awarded Grants


Scottish Target Shooting are pleased to announce that the following athletes have been awarded Grants through Scottish Sports Aid:





Fullbore Target Rifle





Clay Target

Bank of Scotland

Local Heroes scheme




Smallbore Rifle

Bank of Scotland

Local Heroes scheme




Smallbore Rifle

Bank of Scotland

Local Heroes scheme




Smallbore Rifle

Bank of Scotland

Local Heroes scheme




Smallbore Rifle




6th May 2011

Commonwealth Games Scotland Rewards Delhi Medallists

In 2010, the Commonwealth Games Scotland (CGS) Board agreed to establish a �Medallists Reward Scheme� for athletes representing Team Scotland at the Delhi Commonwealth Games. Today, Michael Cavanagh, Chairman of CGS, announced that the details of the scheme have now been finalised and that the 28 medallists will receive a share of £182,500.

The purpose of the scheme is to show recognition for Scotland�s most successful Games athletes, and to assist them after they �retire� from competing at elite level, with a boost to their longer term savings and investment planning.  

The initiative is being funded through CGS investments, including monies received from the Glasgow 2014 Joint Marketing Plan Agreement.

Commenting on the scheme, Michael Cavanagh said: �It is recognised that whilst many athletes receive some contributions towards their sporting costs whilst competing through the Lottery and other support mechanisms, most put their non-sporting lives on hold and can struggle to re-establish their career after they retire. These funds are targeted to invest in pensions or to assist in establishing their post sporting life following retirement from top flight competition.

�We believe this is a real step forwards and something we are keen to continue for the foreseeable future. We also see this as a tangible benefit for athletes, resulting at least in part from Scotland being the next Games hosts and CGS receiving monies from the required buy-out of our marketing rights by the Organising Committee.�

Gold, silver and bronze medallists at the 2010 Games will receive £10,000, £5,000 and £2,500 respectively. This will be invested on behalf of the athlete and the capital and related interest passed on to the athlete on notification of retirement for their further investment or use. Only one medal per athletes will be rewarded.

Whilst the scheme has initially targeted successful athletes from the recent Delhi 2010 Games, it is planned to operate a similar scheme for Glasgow 2014.

Shooting double gold medallist from Delhi, Jen McIntosh is delighted to be one of 10 athletes receiving the top award of £10,000 and said: �I am already really excited about the prospect of competing in front of a home crowd in Glasgow in 2014 and trying to repeat my achievements from Delhi. However this is a great additional boost for athletes, knowing that they will be recognised and supported in the longer term. I have put my studies on hold this last year to help me realise my sporting dreams and this type of initiative will be really beneficial when the time comes to move on from being a full-time athlete.�

Of the 28 Recipients following the 2010 Games, the shooting athletes are:

Jonathan Hammond  - £10,000

Neil Stirton             - £10,000

Jennifer McIntosh    - £10,000

Kay Copland            - £10,000

Shona Marshall        - £5,000

Angus McLeod         - £5,000

Ian Shaw                - £5,000




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