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The John Shooter Saddle Flask

john_shooter_saddle_flask_2John Shooter’s handmade saddle flask is available in a hard-wearing black or brown leather case. Simply and securely attached to the saddle via adjustable straps, the flask is designed to carry 300 ml of your favourite snifter. It is easily accessible while you are in or out of the saddle. john_shooter_saddle_flask_1

Handcrafted in the UK, these bespoke saddle flasks are available in thick, toughened glass or stainless steel. They sit alongside your saddle, and do not get in the way of your riding style. Makes a thoughtful gift for any horse-lover, Cheers!

CLICK here to visit the John Shooter website to order.

Chasedland ladies tweed shooting jacket from John Partridge

Recently, I received the Chaseland Ladies Tweed Shooting Jacket from John Partridge & Co Ltd.

On first impressions it’s a fine weighty jacket, very suited to the Scottish winters. I like the subtle tweed in dark green (the jacket comes in a range of colours including russet, sea green, sky, loch, marzipan and pink), very much within my colour palette. It has a traditional feel and look and I’m confident it will last many seasons.

The jacket has a deep collar, it’s perfect for snuggling into on a bitterly cold, windy day. It’s warm and wind proof with a sturdy zip.  I am tall with quite a long back and would have preferred the jacket to be a little longer but overall it’s an ideal ladies tweed shooting jacket, available in a range of colours to suit everyone.




Ladies with a passion for shotguns or rifles? Get in contact!



If you have a passion for shotgun or rifle shooting please get in contact with me. I am writing a long-running series about ladies who love to shoot clay targets, game or stalk deer.

It’s a positive look at shooting and exploring how you got started and what you love about it. Beginners, novices and experienced – everyone welcome!

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Clay shooting this autumn #bepartofit

Autumn is on its way; the light is changing fast and the available daylight is reducing. The temperatures are heading downward but that doesn’t make any difference to our enjoyment of going outdoors and clay shooting, especially with a group of friends. I always associate autumn with colourful hedgerows full of nature’s wild harvest with pheasants mooching around, the shooting dates in my diary and my gun.NSC_PHEASANT


In the cooler winter months, you need to put on a few layers of clothing but not too many, you don’t want to go shooting wrapped up in thick layers, and unable to move. If you have had your gun fitted this is one thing you need to be aware of, the layers of clothing will alter the fit. Personally, I don’t like to shoot wearing big thick jackets, whether I am on a peg or a stand I would much prefer to take my coat off and enjoy the freedom of movement because big, outer coats and jackets can be restrictive, and collars can get in the way of putting the gun stock up to your face. If a jacket alters your gun fit there is every chance you won’t be shooting that well because your face will not be on the stock and the gun may feel detached from your body. You certainly will not be seeing the right picture – you will be looking into a different area to where your gun is pointing. When you mount a gun you sit it in tight to your body, it fits into a spot just below your shoulder, you can feel it when it’s right. The gun has been altered to fit you correctly so that when you bring your head down it is one movement. You don’t, or you shouldn’t, have to spent time trying to get it right, and fidgeting with it. Mounting your gun should be a seamless, smooth movement but with thick jackets that will change.


Many of us a looking at shooting dates in our diaries for a day on the pheasants, and if you haven’t picked up your gun in a while you should get yourself along to the Nation Shooting Centre at Jawcraig, Falkirk. They have a vast choice of stands including simulated game. Ideal for getting yourself back into that familiar zone with your gun.

Clay shooting is one of the sports to be enjoyed by all, 365 days a year. It is ageless, there are no barriers if you are 16 or 80, and you can pick from a wide choice of disciplines to shoot. If you fancy upping your game, the National Shooting Centre regularly hosts competitions. This weekend, it is the All Round Scottish Championships on Sunday 16th September, the event is sponsored by Hull Cartridges and there are lots of money prizes (see poster).NSC_all_round

Join the NSC family #bepartofit

There are many benefits for members including special rates on purchase of slabs of cartridges (7.5% discount on retail), join today!


Looking for a country hotel for the shooting season?

Meikleour Arms is perfectly located for a day on the grouse at Invercauld or for pheasant shooting in Perthshire, Fife or the Angus Glens.


Meikleour Arms hotel in January

The hotel, built in 1820, has a selection of well-appointed rooms and five comfortable, modern cottages and a menu selection making the most of the bountiful local estate produce and seasonal wild game.

Stay at Meikleour and enjoy driven or walked up shooting

Meikleour is a great location for shooting grouse on estates like Invercauld

The hotel and estate are also perfect if you are having a day off, and wish to stretch your legs – you can visit the famous Meikleour beech hedge, it recently hit the headlines when owners were faced with a £90,000 bill to trim the highest hedge in the world. 

Perhaps you’d love to visit the V&A in Dundee, an easy trip to make as it is only a 35 minute drive from Meikleour.

A warm welcome, real fires, cosy surroundings, a well-stocked bar and an extensive menu of locally sourced produce are all standard at the Meikleour Arms.


Meikleour Arms Hotel inside a well appointed bedroom.

You can also fish for salmon on the iconic Tay beats on the Meikleour estate.

Well behaved dogs are welcome.

Meikleour Arms Hotel, Meikleour, Perthshire



Caledonian Retriever Club Vs Central Scotland Gundog Club, August 2018, Fife.

Interclub gundog challenge took place in Glenrothes, Fife, on Sunday 26th August 2018  with the Caledonian Retriever Club (CRC) competing against Central Scotland Gundog Club (CSGC).

The overall highest scoring handler/dog was CRC member Lawrie Robertson ( wearing his Hillman boots from VenatorPro Ltd) with 7 year old, black Labrador, Izzy,  with 96/100 in the novice event.

The CRC novice team scored 529, the CSGC scored 467. The CRC open team scored 209, and the CSGC scored 261. The winners of the Interclub challenge were The Caledonian Retriever Club, here is a link to their website.