As regular readers will be aware, the Lothian Smallbore Shooting Association and the Scottish Southern Counties Association have committed themselves to a merger, to take place officially at our AGM next May. The name of the new organisation has not yet been decided, but it’s certain that it will need a new logo/emblem/symbol to represent it on this website and on document and report headings etc.
If anyone reading this has the requisite skills and facilities to devise and/or create such a new design and is prepared to take the task on, then please use the Contact us link above to get in touch with the site administrator in the first instance, and your interest will be passed to the committee. It would be kind of any professional designers who might wish to contribute if they could donate their time and expertise pro bono, but a small award might well be made to the winning designer.
FYI the SSCA currently does not have a logo. The committee has not issued a design brief, so you’ll just have to use your imagination on how to represent visually this large part of southern Scotland in a smallbore shooting context. I imagine the yet-to-be-decided name could be tacked on round the edge. If you have an idea for a design but don’t have the computer skills or the graphical applications on your computer to translate it into an electronic form, then sketch it out and send it in anyway as someone else could do that bit.
However, please note that any design should not contain any traditional heraldic symbols (I think they’re called ‘devices’). Unless we are prepared to go through a lengthy and no doubt expensive approval process (which we’re not) then ‘amateur’ designs like ours that do so are definitely frowned upon by the Lord Lyon King of Arms. Over the years I have been half-expecting a call from him telling us to cease and desist using the current logo immediately as it certainly contains items of that nature.