Urgent Notice to All Club Secretaries

Please be aware that unless you have correctly completed and returned your club re-affiliation paperwork for 2016, your club will not be insured. We are unable to make any exceptions to this ruling as our underwriters will not accept claims made if the correct paperwork has not been submitted and received at our NSRA offices.

Please note that if you have already submitted your renewal paperwork, your club will be covered by our insurance, providing this is complete and correct. Any slight delay you may experience in receiving confirmation of your renewal is due to the Christmas / New Year break and the resulting volume of work we have to process.

To avoid unnecessary telephone calls and if you have yet to send in your renewal paperwork, please refer to the letter sent to you in October 2015, detailing the relevant forms for completion, the information required and the club renewal fee payable for 2016.

Thank you in advance for your co-operation and understanding during what is for us a very busy time of the year.

If you need another copy of the forms, all 2016 membership forms can be downloaded below:


The following petition, forwarded by the Foundation for European Societies of Arms Collectors (FESAC), has been sent to all European National Governing Bodies in shooting sports, inviting individual members to sign the petition against the EP draft directive which may, if passed, restrict legal gun use and possession within the EU. To date almost 125,000 people have signed the petition, but we need many more!

Link: https://www.change.org/p/council-of-the-european-union-eu-you-cannot-stop-terrorism-by-restricting-legal-gun-ownership

The arguments for and against the proposed ban on lead ammunition continue and it is important that we as members of a major NGB in shooting sports make our views known. 

There is a National petition which you may wish to sign to support the cause for retaining lead ammunition.  Don't forget - family members and friends can also sign. The more signatures we submit the greater the pressure we can apply!

Link: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/112165

We apologise for the error in our recent posting on the website where we stated that Shirley McIntosh’s daughters are named Jen and Sian. Shirley’s daughters are of course named Jen and Seonaid. Our apologies to the McIntosh family for this error.

We apologise for the error in our recent posting on the website where we stated that Shirley McIntosh’s daughters are named Jen and Sian. Shirley’s daughters are of course named Jen and Seonaid. Our apologies to the McIntosh family for this error.

We apologise for the error in our recent posting on the website where we stated that Shirley McIntosh’s daughters are named Jen and Sian. Shirley’s daughters are of course named Jen and Seonaid. Our apologies to the McIntosh family for this error.

JenThe British Olympic Association (BOA) has today named the six shooting athletes officially selected to compete for Team GB at next summer’s Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Five shotgunners are joined by a lone smallbore rifle shooter: Jen McIntosh.

Shirley McIntoshShirley McIntosh (mother of Jen and Seonaid) has just been elected to the Scots Sports Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame was launched in 2002 to honour Scotland’s most distinguished and successful sportsmen and women.

I have been made aware that the answer given to a question raised at the AGM has caused hurt and frustration for Tony Taylor and his family.

The formation of an Independent Advisory Group for Metropolitan Police Firearms Licensing has been announced.

Please note that there is an error on page 52 of the Autumn 2015 issue of The Rifleman. Under the heading "Meetings", the dates in November should be:-

NOVEMBER 20: Board of Management Meeting
NOVEMBER 21: Shooting Council Meeting

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