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North East Scotland

North East Scotland

Branch information and events

Committee

Chairman Major (Retd) Grenville Irvine-Fortescue
Vice Chairman Simon Blackett TD
Secretary Vacant
Committee Member/
Range Officer
Brian Goodall
Committee Member/
Assistant Range Officer
Jim McQueenie
Treasurer Toby Rider
Committee Member David Cartwright
Committee Member Norman Atkinson
Committee Member William Cruickshank

 

2016/17 Event diary

28 Aug        Scottish Inter Branch Shoot, Glen Tilt 
2 Oct      NE Scotland Branch Field Day - Strathdon. Topic - Scent Hound Tracking/'Shot Site' seminar  
19 Feb 17            NE Scotland Branch AGM and Stalkers Evening/Auction. Location and time TBC

Branch contacts

Chairman Grenville Irvine-Fortescue This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.       
Range Officer Brian Goodall  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

News

Committee Members

The Branch is still looking for volunteers to take over as Branch Chairman and Branch Secretary. If anyone is interested in assuming these appointments,  they are asked to contact the Chairman. Norman Atkinson will be standing down as a Committee Member at the AGM in February 2017. Any Branch member interested in joining the Committee is requested to contact the Chairman.


Range Days

In preparation for the Scottish Inter Branch Shoot, the Branch held 2 further range days in July. Both were well attended by those hoping to earn a place in the Branch Shooting Team. Once again the standard of shooting was high and the scoring margins very tight before the final team selection was made. The Branch Team for this year’s competition will be:

 Allan Beattie – Team Captain
 John Forsyth
 Steve Hunter
 Dallas Cobban
 Francis Duguid
 Simon Stewart

   
Alan Beattie – NE Scotland Branch – Top Shot of the Day – by a very tight margin!            

 

John Forsyth, Jim McQueenie, Allan Beattie, Brian Thomson, Dallas Cobban & Brian Goodall. A successful day on the range before the Scottish Inter Branch Shoot in August.


Inter Branch Shoot at Glen Tilt - Sun 28 Aug 16

NE Scotland Branch will be running this event this year. One or two Branch members have offered to help run the day, but more support is required. In outline, Mr Brian Goodall, the Branch Range Officer, will be the Range Supervising Officer for the event, but he will require the following additional support:
 
1. A qualified Range Control Officer - Central Branch have offered to provide.
2. Range recorders. One branch member has volunteered, but 2 more are required. The responsibilities will be confirmed, but are likely to include:
       a. Reception and recording of Branch Teams.
       b. Briefing of Branch Teams.
       c. Three Collection and Collation of Branch Teams results.
3. Three Firing Point Safety Officers - One branch member has volunteered, but 2 more are required. These do not require any qualifications.

All those involved with running the range are requested to be at the Jubilee Range, Glen Tilt, Blair Atholl, by 0900 hrs on Sun 28th August 2016 to help with setting the range up before teams arrive for Registration at 10.00 hrs. The competition and Course of Fire will begin at 10.30 hrs. 

Any Branch member who is able to assist on the day is requested to liaise directly with Brian Goodall. Brian’s contact details are:

Tel: 01330 850396
Mob: 07778 159000
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Branch Field Day - Sun 2nd Oct 16

The Branch Field Day will be held at a farm in Strathdon, kindly offered by Branch member John Riley and his son Toby. This year the day will take on a different angle - a day with the UK Scent Hound Association, supported by trainers and dogs from the German equivalent. It promises to be a fascinating day and Branch members are encouraged to attend. Details are:

Location: Semeil Farm
               Strathdon
               Aberdeenshire
               AB36 8XJ

 Timings:           09.15 hrs – Arrive
                          09.30 hrs – Seminar begins – Theory Part 1
                          1030 hrs – Coffee/Tea Break    
                          1045 hrs – Theory Part 2 
                          1200 hrs – Lunch (Soup, plus Sausage in Buns provided –
                                          £5.00 per head.)
                          1300 hrs – Practical
                          1600 hrs – Summary/Questions/Presentation
                          1630 hrs – Depart

To assist with catering, Branch Members and others wishing to attend are requested to inform the Chairman (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Mr Toby Rider (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) of their intention to attend/numbers planning to attend. 

A small auction will be held at the end of the day to raise funds for the UK Scent Hound Association and the NE Scotland Branch.
 


 
 
Branch members are requested to submit any articles and photographs to the Chairman of stalking or other sporting events that Branch members may find of interest and which can be used to support the Branch website or as possible submissions to the Deer Journal.