The previous version of the LSSA website was introduced in 2005 and still seems to be working ok. You may think that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, but it’s well past time it had makeover, mostly because the framework used to construct it (Microsoft’s ‘FrontPage 2003’ product) is considerably out of date and beyond any official support (there’s a clue in the name). It won’t even run under some installations of Windows 10 (although it does on yours truly’s for some reason but might not in the future). Also, the HTML code that FrontPage produces is not up to modern standards and is considered to be flawed compared to that produced by more-up-to-date website-building systems.
So, here we are with a brand spanking new site built using something called WordPress, which has future-proofed it for many years. I’ve pretty-much replicated the old site but the way in which information is accessed is different. All the content you have come to know and love over the years is still available, though – somewhere. There’s very little that’s actually new but this Home/News page is one of them as it now set up as a ‘blog’-type page. This post will become ‘unsticky’ (i.e. will not always appear at the top) in a few weeks after most regular visitors have presumably seen it, and it will become just another item.
This is the third incarnation of an LSSA website I have produced so you might think I was getting the hang of it, but if you have suggestions for improvements or changes, if you find a missing or bad link, if you think there might be something I have failed to transfer from the old site or even if there’s just anything you don’t like about it then please get in touch with the Site Administrator and he will see what can be done.
You’ll have noticed there’s a picture at the top of the page. Each page shows a photo selected at random from a collection of pictures of notable landmarks, places and other points of interest in and around Lothian and Edinburgh to represent our area of the country. If you have a suggestion for an additional icon of the region, please get in touch. Take the “Banner Pictures” link in the side menu for further details.
Clubs are reminded that entries for the Individual Championships and the Individual League are due on 4th December. Don’t be late!
Clubs should already have the entry forms, but they are also available via the Forms & Minutes link in the sidebar.
The Watsonian Rifle Club have announced details of their forthcoming Open Meeting. It will be held on 2nd and 3rd December at their range at George Watson’s College, Colinton Road, Edinburgh.
The competition consists of 60 shots at 25 yards shot in six 10-minute timed details (not necessarily consecutive). There are 5 classes A-E with additional prizes for Under 21, Under 18 and Under 15’s, and there are also Veterans, Ladies and Team competitions. Catering is provided both days. Further information and entry forms can be requested here.
Entries can be made on the day subject to range space.
Well glory be! The Commonwealth Cities match result has just come through and Edinburgh won again. Quite comfortably over Auckland. Take the County Teams link in the top menu to see the scores.
Massive congratulations to all who shot in these three winning teams (see posts below).
The only thing left is to win the Women’s equivalent match in the BSA Cup format. We haven’t entered this one for a few years but I’m sure we have five ladies who would do us justice. Many readers might not know that Watsonians’ team of three have in recent years been regular winners of the National Women’s League Division 1 so a core of the required talent is here.
Lothian have won the BSA Cup for the first time in its history (as far as anyone knows). We have been runners-up several times in the last few years but this time we take the top step on the podium. Congratulations to the team.
Take the Indoor teams>NSRA Annual matches dropdown from the County Teams menu item above and the BSA Cup button there to see the scores.
Having won the Cities & Boroughs (see below) we await the result of the Commonwealth Cities match which should be out soon to see if Edinburgh/Lothian have won all three of the major annual competitions we enter. That would definitely be a first.
Edinburgh finished one place better than last year and once again won the Cities & Boroughs match, winning the C&B Trophy and also the Wyllie, Barr & Ross subsidiary trophy for the best Scottish team (we were the only Scottish team, but we don’t need to mention that!).
Congratulations to Susan Jackson and Ollie Barron of Watsonians on having the joint top score of 299. Susan also top-scored the winning team, again with 299, as long ago as 1998 (but we might not need to mention that either).
Take the County Teams/Indoor teams dropdown above then the C&B button on that page to see the Edinburgh team scores.
Balerno & Currie Rifle Club will be holding their popular Open Meeting on Saturday & Sunday 11th & 12th 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 flags is mandatory.
To request an entry form, please email this contact. Entries will be accepted on the day subject to available range space.
The Fixtures Meeting for the Shoulder-to-Shoulder league will be held at Prestonpans range on Thursday 28th September commencing at 7.30.
Unfortunately the League Secretary will not be there himself. He will be on a holiday delayed at the last minute thanks to Hurricane Irma and his absence was not planned. Yours truly has volunteered to try to keep order in his place.
The closing date for entries to both the Shoulder-to-Shoulder and Team Postal leagues is next Monday (11th). Please get them in in time.
The date and venue for the Fixtures Meeting will be announced as soon as possible.
The News page for the period September 2016 – August 2017 has been archived. Please take the News Archives link in the sidebar for a link to it and all previous yearly News archives.