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Competitions & Results

The Association provides a wide-ranging selection of competitions for its affiliates.  All take place in the winter indoor season (October to March).

Competitions overview
County Teams
Shoulder-to-Shoulder Lg.
Team Postal League
Individual Postal League
Air Rifle & Pistol
World Cup

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The Lothian Smallbore Shooting Association is an umbrella body for clubs shooting smallbore rifle, air rifle and air pistol in Edinburgh (Scotland) and the surrounding Lothian Region. Its aims and purposes are to provide competition for the local smallbore rifle clubs affiliated to it. 

News (See disclaimer etc at the bottom)

(See bottom of page for archives)

Headlines (Items of continuing interest that have scrolled off or remain from last season)
  • A Chairman, a County Captain and an Awards Convenor are still required. 
  • Applications to Police Scotland for airgun licences in Scotland can now be made. It will be an offence for anyone (including visitors) to be in possession of an air weapon in Scotland without a licence from 31st December 2016. This link gives information, and forms for applying for Air Weapons Certificates by both individuals and clubs are now available here.

Bob Aitken (update)

21st Oct 2016

Bob's funeral service will take place at 11am on Saturday 29th October in the Lorimer Chapel of Warriston Crematorium (Edinburgh).

Bob Aitken

16th Oct 2016

It is with much sadness that I have to report the sudden death of Bob Aitken of George Heriot's FP. Although perhaps better known in the fullbore shooting world, Bob shot for Heriot's in the winter season and was a familiar figure in the shoulder-to-shoulder league circuit in this area.

Our condolences go to his family, his club colleagues and all his many friends.  He will be missed.

Cities & Boroughs Competition

10th Oct 2016

Congratulations to the Edinburgh team that came 2nd in the Cities & Boroughs competition this year. We were only seven points behind High Wycombe, and won the Wyllie, Barr & Ross trophy for being the top Scottish team.

Take the County Teams link in the sidebar to see the details

Shoulder-to-Shoulder League Regulations

6th Oct 2016

An updated version of the S/S League Regulations has been issued.  The changes cover the procedures governing the new concurrent Handicap League (see the new Section B), and also for submitting results electronically (Section A, paras 19 & 20).

The new regulations can be see here, and can also be accessed via the link at the bottom of the main S/S League page as before.

It is advised that all participating clubs familiarise themselves with these changes.

Balerno & Currie Open Meeting

5th Oct 2016

Balerno & Currie Rifle Club will be holding their popular Open Meeting on Saturday & Sunday 12th & 13th November.

The course of fire is two 30-shot competitions plus an aggregate in four classes, with a concurrent Junior competition along with Pairs and club teams of three. There is a trophy for each Class winner plus unique BCRC medals to be won. The first detail each day is at 10am. Catering will be provided and ammunition will be on sale if required. The use of breech plugs is mandatory.

To request an entry form, please , but it is also available in the Secure Area if you have the password (take the tab at the top).  Entries will be accepted on the day subject to available range space.

Winter Team Leagues

4th Oct 2016

The fixture meeting for the Shoulder-to-Shoulder league took place on 29th September and this season the league will be run with one division of seven teams, giving each team six home and six away matches. To keep the lower-average teams interested, a handicap league will be run concurrently, which will give every team a chance of winning something. Take the S/S League link in the sidebar for further information.

News of a trophy for this new competition has not reached this writer.

The Postal League stickers have been sent our (or will be very shortly). The first round is to be shot by 24th October.

Where's all the News???

3rd Sept 2016

The News page for the period September 2015 - August 2016 has been archived.  Please see below for a link to it and all previous archives.

Disclaimer etc:  Please note:
Just about everything that appears on this News page is created and written by the Site Administrator either from his personal knowledge, what his ear to the ground picks up or information contributed, whether solicited or not. 

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Results:  All the results on the competitions and county teams pages are provided by the relevant organisers and the Site Administrator has no control over when they are produced, sent to him or received by him.  However, he does endeavour to publish anything received within 24 hours of receipt, so please don't shoot the messenger if some results you want to see aren't there yet - take it up with the relevant organiser.

Contributions:  If you or your club would like anything concerning local or national shooting-related matters published on the News or Miscellaneous pages that would be of interest to our readers, then you are cordially invited to submit it for publication. Due credit will be given as appropriate. Use the email address at the bottom of this page to send it in.

Archived News:

This News page is archived each September, so one whole indoor and summer seasons' worth is always visible.

Sep05 - Aug06
Sep06 - Aug07

Sep07 - Aug08
Sep08 - Aug09

Sep09 - Aug10
Sep10 - Aug11
Sep11 - Aug12
Sep12 - Aug13
Sep13 - Aug14
Sep14 - Aug15

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