Blair Atholl Garage has kindly agreed to sponsor the Club. In return, we should support them.

NOTICE BOARD
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Reopening

WARC are resuming the 2020 fixture list this weekend with the planned long range shoot. Please note this is only open to members.

WARC

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Tullibardine 2020

Entries are now open. We hope to hold the Tullibardine as planned, subject to restrictions in place at the time. To maintain social distancing we shall have string shooting, one shooter per monitor so entries have to be capped at 24. Please enter electronically if at all possible. We shall issue an update when entries close.

Entry Form

Kind Regards

Keith Baxby

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A note from our Chairman

Covid 19 and the Club

It is my sincere hope that each of you has avoided illness by observing lockdown, challenging though the experience has been and still is. On the plus side, the unusually sunny weather up until now has allowed me to overtake many tasks around the home and garden which otherwise would have preyed on my mind all summer. Hopefully you too have been able to make good use of the extra home time.

As the gradual easing of lockdown is now in progress our thoughts turn to when we might be back on Jubilee Range. As we know we are in the first of four phases to the easing process. Phase 1 allows travelling short distances for leisure and exercise which clearly prevents resumption for us. Here is the link to the Scottish Government advice.

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-framework-decision-making-scotlands-route-map-through-out-crisis-phase-1-update/

The commencement of Phase 2 will hopefully be announced by the First Minister on 18 June if the virus is considered “controlled” and the R-number is consistently below 1. Although the meeting of larger groups will be allowed travel restrictions will still be in place and outdoor activities will continue to be allowed “locally”.

So, it seems that we must await the subsequent review and commencement of Phase 3 when the virus is considered “supressed” before being allowed to drive beyond our local area for leisure and exercise. Although it may well be mid-August, hopefully the easing of lockdown will gain pace and the allowance of travel seen earlier.

In the meantime keep safe while making the most of the extra freedoms.

 

John Macdonald

West Atholl Rifle Club Chairman

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COVID-19 Update

Dear Members

Due to the continuing situation where Covid 19 restrictions are concerned, the decision has been taken to cancel all STS events in June.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Ron Scaglione

West Atholl Rifle Club Secretary

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Adam MacPherson (1942-2020)


“A last farewell”

 

The membership will be saddened to learn of the passing of Adam “Rocky” MacPherson on 5th May. Adam had been in Wishaw General Hospital since 24th April. Sadly also, Adam’s wife Janette, had passed away on 18th April after a short illness. Our sincere condolences go to Adam’s daughters Fiona and Barbara and grandson Adam. We will all remember the mild mannered softly spoken Shetlander and his wry sense of humour.

 

John Macdonald

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Message from the Secretary

Dear Members

I hope you're all safe and well and coping with the Covid 19 lockdown. I don't really have any updates for you, we'll just need to see how things develop in the future.

Look on the bright side, the club championship is neck and neck with no one dropping a point yet!

 

Kind Regards,

 

Ron Scaglione

West Atholl Rifle Club Secretary

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STS Full Bore Scottish Open Cancelled

Following on from the announcement yesterday, in view of the latest government advice, STS can confirm that Full Bore Scottish Open has now been cancelled. While this action is regrettable and not taken lightly, the health and safety of all those involved is paramount and we trust the shooting community will understand.

A decision regarding the Long Range has been deferred for a few weeks to evaluate the situation then. We will keep you updated and are continually reviewing the event programme so we can launch events when the current restrictions are relaxed if at all possible.

Thanks to everyone for your understanding at this time and we hope you all keep safe and healthy.

Scottish Target Shooting

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Covid-19 Update from Scottish Target Shooting

update from STS and Police Scotland

STS and Police Scotland issued the following press release regarding Covid-19 situation and firearms licensing.

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COVID 19

(updated)

Dear Members

Our planned shoot on the 29th March has been cancelled. We will review each fixture on a shoot-by-shoot basis. Updates and news will be circulated by email and posted on the website.

Kind Regards,

Ron Scaglione

West Atholl Rifle Club Secretary

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West of Scotland Open

cancelled

Due to the worsening situation with the Covid-19 virus, we have taken the decision to cancel this years meeting. Holders of last years trophies, please hold onto them till the situation improves.

Regards,

John Potter

 

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Range Rigging Day

The range is now rigged ready for the start of this season.

We had a good turn out to help with the work required and this makes the job much easier to complete. Many thanks are due to all who helped on the day.

We fitted a new aerial in the butts and the system operated flawlessly during the afternoon practice shoot. Thanks are due to Richard Scott for procuring the parts and fitting them.

Work to complete the butts steps and to improve access to our water supply system is planned. Thanks are due to Paul Crosbie for procuring the materials and delivering them to the range.

A new wind flag was also installed at the 800 yard position.

Let us hope that the weather improves before our first competitive shoot on Sunday 29th March.

 

John Potter

 

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8th March - Target Rigging

Our customary target rigging day will take place on the 8th of March with a 400y shoot afterwards. A heathy turnout should make for lighter work and some decent time on the range to blow those cobwebs out.

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