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South East Scotland

South East Scotland

Branch information and events

Branch meetings in 2019 will take place on the first Tuesday in the month starting in March at the Melville Inn, Dalkeith.

Events 2019             




29th June

Wilf Cross Trophy Shoot

Lothian & Borders Rifle Club, Borders

6th  August

Social Evening (Clays, Sim Shoot, BBQ)

Bisley Braidwood, Nr Selkirk

25th August

Scottish Interbranch Shoot (Blair Atholl)

Glen Tilt Range, Blair Atholl


Borders Interbranch Shoot


5th November

Social Evening

Edinburgh Town

*Members who are interested in attending/participating in the branch shoots should contact Tony Manktelow ( for further details on practice/selection.

Branch contacts

Chairman Nick Morrall 
Secretary David Overton
Branch shoots Tony Manktelow

2019 News 

Scottish Countryside Alliance

On the 2nd April, Jamie Stewart – Director for Scottish Countryside Alliance updated branch members on Food Hygiene best practice which is currently being updated will be rolled out during 2019 and also updates on the Scottish Venison Partnership.

Kelso Stalkers Fair

The branch attended and manned a stand at this year's Deer Stalking Fair at Kelso on the 23rd/24th March. It was a great weekend and a good opportunity to mingle and catch up with stalkers from all parts of the UK and welcome some new members to the BDS.

Kelso Stalkers Fair

E-Coli in Deer

On the 5th March Cristina Soare (Lecturer in Veterinary Public Health at The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and Roslin Institute) gave an update on ’Risk Factors for E-Coli and Coliforms in Wild Deer Processes’ deer E-coli project she was carrying out last year.

E-Coli in Deer

Minutes of Annual General Meeting

The Branch AGM was held on Wednesday 30th January 2019 at The Melville Inn, Dalkeith. Details of the elected Committee for 2019 are:

Chairman                          Nick Morrall     
Treasurer                          Not Appointed

Secretary                          David Overton
Shoot Captain                   Tony Manktelow

If you would like to receive a copy of the minutes please email

Email addresses for Branch Members

Are you receiving information from the Branch via email? If not then the Society does not have your current email address. If you wish to receive regular updates via email please advise the BDS Membership Secretary of your current email address.

The Membership Secretary contact details are: