1941 – 2021
West Atholl Rifle Club sadly announce the death of fellow member Tony Langford. Tony was a Police Officer with Strathclyde Police and started shooting with the Scottish Police Rifle Association and would later become the Chairman of the association he was so actively involved with, even in failing health. Tony was also the long term Treasurer of the Strathclyde Police Rifle Pistol Club and latterly Police Scotland Rifle Pistol Club. He was a board member of the Scottish Police Recreation Association and twice attended the World Emergency Service Games in the USA and Ireland. He also helped run the multi-discipline shoot at Blair Atholl and, of-course, ran the Police Open shoot for some 40 years. He will be missed by many.
Tulliebardine Open 2021
Tullibardine Open results are available here.
And belated pictures from Pentagonal/FINLUX match:
Tulliebardine Meeting Entry Forms
Entries are now open for the Tulliebardine meeting. Please note this open to all comers this year.
Tim Kidner wins Bob Aitken award
West Atholl Rifle Club would like to congratulate fellow member Tim Kidner GM on winning this years Bob Aitken award for services to shooting.
The award is given for Tim’s long service and dedication to the skill of Full Bore Shooting. For living memory Tim chaired the Scottish Rifle Association alternately with Bob and organised Scottish shooting events at home in Scotland and at Bisley and International Team matches in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Canada. Tim has given a significant element of his life and his time to the promotion of Full Bore Shooting both in the UK and internationally and there is no one more deserving of the award.
A new website for GB Match Rifle
GB Match Rifle has launched a new website: gbmatchrifle.org.uk
Our season will restart with an informal shoot at short range this coming weekend on the 2 May. We may have enough interest to run a short range shoot on Saturday 1 May. Members intending to shoot on the Saturday should email me directly.
Another informal shoot is planned for Sunday 9 May.
This first club shoot counting towards club trophies will be at short range on 16 May.
These shoots will be run on the same basis as last year where shooters will form groups of six and string shoot one to a monitor/target.
We should be able to resume two shooters per monitor/target after the 17 May and resume our published fixture list:
West of Scotland Open Cancelled
Please note the West of Scotland Open meeting has been cancelled due to restrictions relating to outdoor gatherings and accommodation still being in place. We hope to be able to return to our published fixture list from the 17 May onwards.
2021 Start of Season Postponement
In light of the recent Government announcement the start of our season is postponed, we will publish a new season start date once travel restrictions and tier levels are reviewed.
Membership Update Forms
Please, find membership update forms for 2021 in the following files: