Posts by Linda Mellor

I am a Pro-photographer and writer, I specialise in the Outdoors and Country Sports sectors. I am based in Fife, Scotland and travel.

Equestrian Christmas Gifts!

Looking for some gift  inspiration for a horsey person? John Shooter Ltd make a range of leather horsey products and accessories.

Top row: wire cutters and silver detailed riding whip
Bottom row: saddle flask and saddle bag

John Shooter are well-established in the UK and have been making high quality leather goods for many years. They are known for their  craftsmanship and attention to detail. All their products are stylish, practical and hard-wearing, and are idea for horse and equestrian enthusiasts. Visit their website to see their range of horse riding products.

Clay & game shooter Christmas gifts..look here!

John Shooter Ltd specialise in top quality leather shotgun slips with matching cartridge bags. Made in the UK from 100% cow hide, there are different designs of slips in various styles and finishes to suit all tastes. Hard wearing, protective and beautifully finished – you will not be disappointed!

Shotgun slips (28 and 32″ Barrels) and cartridge bags (make great handbags, I use the large cartridge bag as a handbag, it looks great and is still going strong after 4 years of use) have adjustable straps and are comfortable to carry on the clay ground or out shooting game.

Visit John Shooter Ltd to see the range of handcrafted leather shooting and hunting accessories – ideal Christmas gifts!

Charity Clay Shoot & raffle!

Charity clay day and raffle Sunday 16th December @ Houston Clay ground 11am

“The devastation of the First World War highlighted the fact that there were insufficient hospital facilities to care for those who were wounded in battle.
Thanks to the generosity of the people of Scotland, the first Erskine Hospital, then The Princess Louise Scottish Hospital for Limbless Sailors and Soldiers, was opened in October 1916.
100 years after its inception, and having cared for over 85,000 veterans, Erskine is now known as Scotland’s foremost provider of care for veterans and their spouses.
Erskine’s residents, a worthy local charity in need of as much help available, so let us, the shooting community, do what we can as all will be gratefully received.

Raffle tickets can be purchased at £5 per ticket via PayPal friends and family:

Their will be a live draw at the charity clay day. Each ticket bought will be allocated a number. Which we will post before the draw goes live.

For more information please visit their Facebook page:

Dig deep guys. Lots of great prizes.”

Leather wrapped Shotgun cleaning kit by John Shooter

John Shooter’s traditional leather shotgun cleaning kit is available for 12 gauge and 20 gauge shotguns. The leather roll can be personalised with initials – making it an ideal Christmas gift for a clay or game shooter.

The thick leather roll is secured by two buckles, and is hand cut from cow hide and contains everything you will need to keep your shotgun clean.

Inside the roll you will find a rod, jag, mop, John Shooter shotgun cleaning oil and brush. The leather roll interior is suede. 

Visit John Shooter’s website to purchase the leather gun-cleaning kit and to view other shooting products.

John Shooter’s silver cast hunting whip


Christmas gift inspiration for a hunting enthusiast! A hunting whip with an eye-catching vintage styled silver cast handle makes this rather special, and you will certainly stand out with this when you are in the saddle. Perfect for Ladies and Gentlemen.

The brown braided leather crop is 27.5 inches (69.85 cm) long, and is fitted with a loop for a lash thong, and the silver cast handle is 5 inches (12.7 cm) long, and the crop weighs 300 grams in total. Made in the UK –  Visit John Shooter’s website to buy.



Take a look at the newly revamped and websites!

Can be viewed in 4 languages, and are stuffed with content and images. Lots of updates, videos and news – enough to keep you visiting!

Take a look for yourself!



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.