Updates from STS
AGM - Reports and Notes from Police Scotland plus CG 2018
STS held its 3rd Annual General Meeting on Saturday 28th April and the board and staff would like to thank all who came along and contributed to the workshops held earlier in the day, as well as attending the AGM itself. We are looking for feedback from those able to attend on the day but also those who submitted a proxy vote – please complete a very quick survey to let us know your thoughts to help shape our thinking for next year: Provide Your Feedback
One of the highlights of the day was the Q&A session held with Police Scotland. This was held in good spirits and there were some excellent discussions, based on the questions received in advance. One of the questions that led to the most debate was around the transportation of a club firearm for club competitions. There was much debate in the room and over correspondence since. I am really pleased to say that as a result of this debate, Police Scotland have been made aware of Home Office Guidance that it will now be looking to implement nationally. The matter has been escalated to the Chief Inspector for Firearms in Scotland for dissemination across the country, as well as it being tabled at the UK wide group to try and ensure consistent application across the UK, not just Scotland. This is an excellent example of our positive relationship with Police Scotland and how these constructive sessions can help drive change.
We appreciate that not everyone could be at the meeting so attached is a summary of the questions and responses, including the response regarding the transportation of club firearms (question 10) that has been cleared up post meeting.
Shooting Disability Inclusion Pilot
In the session directly prior to the AGM, there was a short session on disability inclusion. As mentioned on the day, this was a precursor to a disability inclusion training course that STS is developing with Scottish Disability Sport. We will be looking to run a pilot course and provided sign-up sheets on the day so people could let us know if they would like to be involved in the pilot or subsequent courses. If you could not make the AGM but would like to be involved, then please just drop the STS Office an email to let us know.
At the AGM the Chair provided a summary of his written annual report, a full version is attached for all members to read.
The Chair also attended the Commonwealth Games from 10-16 April to support the Scottish shooters. He has prepared a report on this experience, reflecting at the end on a meeting held with all Commonwealth nations and territories to determine what can be done to lobby for the inclusion of shooting at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games in 2022. A full version of this report is also attached.
A draft copy of the minutes from the 2018 Annual General Meeting are attached. These will be reviewed for accuracy at the next AGM but if there are any obvious errors then please let us know and we will amend these ahead of the next meeting.
Finally, STS would like to thank all those who supported the AGM either through attendance on the day or by submitting your Proxy Votes in advance – in the end we had nearly 100 votes at the AGM (nearly one third of our membership) which shows the level of engagement we have with our members. If everyone able to make it on the day or submitting a proxy vote could provide their feedback, it would be much appreciated: Provide Your Feedback
STS Admin Team