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Welcome to the National Rifle Club of Scotland Website

For the encouragement and development of scientific rifle shooting at long ranges

The Club is the body responsible for representing Scotland in Long Range Rifle Shooting, and in particular in
the International Match for the Elcho Shield

Match Rifle shooting dates for 2019:-
Blair Atholl dates:
NRC of S Practice day (Joint with WARC LR  Club Shoot) April 14th
NRC of S Practice day (Friday Afternoon) May 24th
NRC of S Open Spring Meeting May 25th / 26th
MR Individual Competition including Australians July 6th
MR International Team Match - Scotland v Australia July 7th
NRC of S Autumn Open Meeting August 31st / September 1st
Bisley dates:
Wallace day April 27th
NRCofS Training Day (alongside NLRC match v all comers) May 10th
Combined Clubs Spring Meeting (English VIII) May 11th / 12th
Wallace day June 22nd
Lex Lyons Match July 10th
Any Rifle July 11th
Hopton Agg. July 12th to 15th
Elcho Match July 16th
Woomera Match GB v Australia July 17th
English VIII Autumn Match Rifle Meeting September 28th/29th
Other dates available at West Atholl web site

Martin Brown
1945 - 2018


Martin with the bottle of Aberlour

Martin Brown

Broon’s earliest introduction to the world of long range target shooting, was surely in the butts of Howmoor range at 1000 yards, pulling targets for his father, Alastair.

A little later, a fleeting appearance at Bisley, helping Alastair to erect his prototype long range target frame - subsequently adopted by the NRA. But in those days Martin’s competitive interest was Motor Sport. His legendary 2 litre Morris Minor with pre-selector gearbox must have been an awesome sight in action.

His shooting career only really took off when Alastair died and Martin inherited his father’s rifles - and shortly afterwards his place in the Scottish Eight too.

It wasn’t long before he was persuaded to take on responsibilities as our Honorary Secretary, providing wise counsel, keeping successive Scottish Captains on the straight and narrow, whilst always encouraging young or inexperienced newcomers to the Match Rifle discipline. As well as competing successfully on the ranges, he started production of bespoke ammunition of notable accuracy and reliability, as a service to those unable, or reluctant to assemble their own. A tedious and time-consuming activity, but one which contributed very significantly to the advance of Scotland’s Elcho prowess.

In the wider world of shooting at Bisley and beyond, the hospitality, welcome and enthusiastic debate which could always be expected at Ranfurly produced an ever- expanding circle of friends of many nationalities. Further expanded through travels with Scottish teams to North America and the Australia. Never failing to fly the flag or wear the kilt in confident expectation of upgrade to business class.

A man of many parts, with interests extending far beyond rifle shooting. Certainly not least, as the father of an Olympic gold medallist, in the ‘roaring game’ of curling. And latterly as physical difficulties made shooting too uncomfortable, there was still the boat to sail and a final, successful, return to the motor sports arena.

A great character, his passing greatly saddens many fellow rifle shooters in many places. We have lost a good friend.

Allan Campbell-Smith

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