Branch information and events
Branch meetings take place on the first Tuesday in the month at the Melville Inn, Dalkeith.
|The Melville Inn, EH18 1AR|
Branch Clay Shoot
|Lammerlaw Gun Club Macmerry|
|1 Jul*||Wilf Cross Trophy Shoot||
|4 Jul||Forestry Commission Presentation||
|1 Aug||Branch BBQ||
Dalkeith Country Park TBC
|Aug*||Scottish Interbranch Shoot||
|5 Sept||Butchery Evening||
|24 Sept *||Borders Interbranch Shoot||
Visit to Game & Country - Night Vision & Optics
2017 News so far
Anton Watson, Wildlife Ranger Manager for the Scottish Lowlands Forest District of The Forestry Commission gave a presentation covering an overview of the district he manages and the issues and challenges he encounters with urban deer control.
Scottish Interbranch Shoot
The Scottish Inter Branch Shoot took place on Sunday 27th August at the Glen Tilt range, Blair Atholl with participants coming from Highland, Central, South West Scotland and South East Scotland Branches. Congratulations go to South West Scotland branch who won the competition and many thanks to the RCO’s and the butt team who were all instrumental in making the day a success.
The branch BBQ took place on the 1st August at Vogrie Country Park despite the weather doing all it could to dampen the BBQ. Thank you to all those that made the effort to attend despite the weather. The good news is we have a potential new venue for next year and will include an archery competition (weather permitting) !
Wilf Cross Trophy Shoot
The trophy shoot took place on the 1st July at the Lothian & Borders Rifle Club range on the Tollishill Estate, Carfraemill.
Congratulations to John Campbell-Smith who won first place, Calum Abernethy who was second and Neal Robertson who was third.
Branch Clay Shoot
The branch clay shoot took place on the 20th June at the Lammerlaw Gun Club, Macmerry. Congratulations go to Nick Morall who won first place, Mark Telfer who was second and David Overton who was third. Well done to the non-member guests who attended, particularly Alan Ramsay and Jimmy Taylor whose scores would have placed them second and joint third had they been branch members. We hope they had a very enjoyable evening. Many thanks to the Lammerlaw Gun Club who hosted the event and David Laidlaw for organising the venue.
J. Boult Designs
On the 2nd May Jamie Boult talked to members about how his passion for hunting, shooting and fishing from a young age turned into a thriving start-up business. Jamie talked about how he sources natural and upcycled materials to make handmade products for every countryman and woman.
On the 11th April branch members headed over to Morton Clay Targets near Livingston for a friendly .22lr rimfire competition where a good night was had by all particularly Kenny Weddell who came top gun and won a bottle of whisky, followed closely by Jake Reilly. Well done chaps.
On the 7th March Alan Tweedie ex-game keeper and who now lectures Gamekeeping at Borders College gave a great talk/presentation on predator control, the new legislation and some great tips for successful predator control ! Many thanks to Alan for this very informative evening.
Minutes of Annual General Meeting
The Branch AGM was held on Tuesday 31st January 2017 at The Melville Inn, Dalkeith. Details of the elected Committee for 2017 are:
|T Manktelow (Shoot Captain)|
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