Branch information and events
|Chairman||Major (Retd) Grenville Irvine-Fortescue|
|Vice Chairman||Simon Blackett TD|
Assistant Range Officer
|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|
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.
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
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
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
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
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.