Atholl Estates Open Day 2008
On May 13th West Atholl Rifle Club held an Open Day for Atholl Estates. The Club has always been grateful for the co-operation of the Estate Trustees and staff. Our activities, particularly when shooting at long range, can inconvenience those who live and work on the estate. This was a chance for us to explain what we do and to say thank you, while providing a short break from the hard work of running a highland estate.
13 people associated with the Estate attended the range in perfect weather- hot and sunny, with a gentle breeze. After a short talk on full-bore rifle shooting, a demonstration of the prone position by our resident male model and Hon. Sec., and some superb refreshments provided by Alice, they each shot 2+10 at 500 yards, coached by members. Peter Hunt kindly allowed each guest to take a few shots with his F Class rifle, and James Bell did likewise with his Match rifle. All guests enjoyed themselves and some good shots were made.
Thanks to those who helped on the day : Alice Conder-Lang, Alastair Munro, Richard Scott, Peter Hunt, James Bell, Iain Conacher, Adam Macpherson and David Wildridge