The STS are the overall voice for target shooting in Scotland, we are made up of four Scottish National Governing Bodies for shooting who are:
SCTA - Scottish Clay Target Association
SPA - Scottish Pistol Association
SRA - Scottish Rifle Association (Full-bore Rifle)
SSRA - Scottish Small-Bore Rifle Association
Each of the National Governing Bodies runs its own affairs. Scottish Target Shooting is the central link between the individual associations on matters which affect all of the shooting bodies and SportScotland, the Commonwealth Games Council for Scotland, Local Authorities, Government Agencies and UK National Shooting Bodies such as British Shooting (formerly GBTSF), British International Clay Target Shooting Federation, Muzzle Loaders Association of Great Britain, National Rifle Association and National Small-bore Rifle Association. The STSF are also represented on the board of British Shooting.
Scottish Target Shooting has responsibility for the selection of teams to compete at the Commonwealth Championships, nomination of athletes to the Commonwealth Games Council for Scotland, for participation in Commonwealth Youth Games and the Commonwealth Games.
Committee members that represent the STSF are currently working towards helping keep a permanent legacy after the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. To help the Government showcase Scotland as a Centre for Excellence with world class shooting facilities in a safe environment and for all the represented Scottish National Governing Bodies and their members.
The current status is to use the Commonwealth Games 2014 £3.5m budget for shooting, using a military or police site, which after the games will revert back to its original status.
Whereas delievering a legacy of a permanent shooting centre of excellence will allow not only our own elite teams to train on a long term basis under world class standards (who currently travel abroad to train for some disciplines), but will be available to provide services such as corporate facilities, training for international and possibly police teams and hold major international events.
The long term effect of a lasting legacy can only help showcase Scotland as a centre of excellence for world class standards attracting international teams. It also has great potential to boost the economy attracting tourism into the bargain.
All queries relating to the STSF should be directed to the administrator Jacqui Dunlop.