In Memory of Jim Brown
It is with great sadness we report the passing of fellow club member Jim Brown. Jim was an active member of West Atholl but also many other clubs in Scotland such as Fife and Kinross and the National Rifle Club of Scotland for many years. Jim did an admirable job as Website Administrator keeping the Club’s public facing profile fresh and up to date and over the last few years while in failing health and until he was physically no longer able to do so. That itself is a great tribute to Jim’s love of shooting and support for the Club.
Jim's funeral will take place at 12 noon, Tuesday 24 September at the Inverness Crematorium, Kilvean Road, Inverness, IV3 8JN
Refreshments will be served afterwards (probably at the Loch Ness Country House).
Please do not send flowers but a collection will be held for MacMillan.
The thoughts of everyone at West Atholl Rifle Club go out to the members of Jim's family and all who knew him.
Message ten, with compliments.
Club Shoot - 15th September
Murray Cup - 8th September
Home Office Launch Consultation on Proposed Statutory Guidance to the Police on their Firearms Licensing Functions
List of Items for Sale
Scottish Long Range 2019
Pentagonal / Finlux Inter-Club Team Matchs 2019
Crosses Team Shoot
The 'Scottish' 2019
West of Scotland 2019 Championships
Range improvements - 23rd March
Work on the range continued yesterday 23 March. The 2 Pauls and Des concreted in the base for the new Flag pole at 800 yds while your Chairman dug out and filled in the depression in the upper firing point at 400 yds and relaid the turf. John and Richard carried out some target work and confirmed that shots through the Vee are registering nicely on the monitors. What else do we need to know!
First club shoot is next Sunday. Road widening work has started just north of Perth with a contraflow operating for 5 miles on a 40 mph speed limit. Give yourself an extra 15 minutes if coming that way.
Range improvements - 10th March
Targets installed in frames however no practice shoot happened for weather related reasons. Instead a new gate designed and constructed with mortice and tenon joints by Alan Manson was fitted aided by Des Parr, John Potter and Jak. Many thanks Alan.
Separately, work was carried out at the 200 yard firing point to form an additional lie for use by BDS and SGA.
West of Scotland Open
4th/5th May 2019 Glen Tilt Blair Atholl
It is that time of year again when we have to start thinking about coming out of hibernation.
Entry form for this years Open Meeting is attached, cost is unchanged from the last few years. Please feel free to forward it on to anyone else who may be interested.
The only change this year is a restriction to 80grain maximum bullet weight for .223" calibre ammunition.
List of Items for sale
2019 Range Programme
1st Work Day 2019 - 10th February
The first work detail of the new year completed the LR heat shields with fresh aiming marks cut from surplus rubber duly marked up with bull, and magpie lines and construction of removable F-Class centres mounted on corex to fit as and when required. The target shed received an overdue clear out and tidy.
All work closely supervised by Scott and Jak.
NRA Range Conducting Officer - Status
NRA RCO qualification lasts for 6 years after last renewal/successful course completion.
If you have a NRA RCO card then please check it to ensure it is still valid. There is only a certain amount of grace period for renewal. Otherwise the full course will have to be completed again.