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THE BDS SOUTH EAST SCOTLAND BRANCH

Information on the British Deer Society (BDS) South East Scotland branch including events, news, and contacts.

BRANCH AREA AND COMMITTEE

Chair Nick Morrall chairsoutheastscotland@bds.org.uk
Secretary John Campbell-Smith southeastscotland@bds.org.uk
PostcodeArea
EHEdinburgh
TDGalashiels

EVENTS

Date

Events

april 2024

No Meetings Scheduled

21st may 2024

drone surveying of deer with ben harrower & BDS Update from james scott

june 2024

clay pigeon evening with nick morrall

22th june 2024

wilf cross shoot with tony manktelow

The event in May will be held at Balerno & Currie Rifle Club. Please contact the Secretary for directions. The meeting will start at 7pm and there will be a £5 charge.

NEXT BDS NATIONAL EVENT

No upcoming events, please check back soon.

NEWS

Branch Updates

  • On 5th March, Jimmy Simpson gave a fascinating presentation on deer health and illustrated some of the issues that may occasionally be found. Jimmy agreed to come back again in the future to talk further on deer health.
  • On 6th Feb, Ed Bewsher of Edinburgh Rifles and Sporting Goods gave a fascinating presentation on reloading. Ed brought along a comprehensive set of reloading equipment and a cutaway rifle barrel to illustrate the intricacies of chambering a round. He also brought along a selection of rifle powders and primers and talked through how best to utilise them. 
  • Can any branch members requiring butchery training please contact the Secretary for details of a trainer who can provide 1:1 or 1:2 sessions on demand?
  • Can any suggestions for events be forwarded to the Secretary? 
  • Can any potential venues in the SE Scotland branch area be highlighted to the Secretary?

Many Thanks, 

John Campbell-Smith

Secretary BDS SE Scotland Branch

southeastscotland@bds.org.uk

STAY IN TOUCH

If your contact information has changed please make sure to let us know.  To update your details simply email membership@bds.org.uk or call 01425 655434.

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