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Scottish Rifle Associations [SRA]

Scottish Rifle Associations [SRA]

The Scottish Rifle Association [SRA] was originally formed in 1886. The Scottish XX Club was formed in 1872 for the purpose of selecting a team to take part in the National Match, the annual International Match between teams of 20 shooters from Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales. The present Scottish Rifle Association was formed in 1970 by incorporating the former Scottish Rifle Association and the Scottish XX Club.

The SRA is the governing body in Scotland for full bore shooting and is responsible for selecting teams to represent Scotland for international competition in Target Rifle, 300 metres and F-Class shooting disciplines, including the Target Rifle events in the Commonwealth Games. The SRA Council is made up of elected office bearers and area representatives from the West of Scotland, East of Scotland, Tayside and Fife & Kinross and the Anglos and also representatives for Schools and Universities. The SRA has individual members and the regional clubs are affiliated to the Association. The SRA in turn is affiliated to the National Rifle Association and is a member of the Scottish Target Shooting Federation, recognised and supported by SportsScotland.

The SRA promotes full bore shooting in Scotland and organises annual events which include the Scottish Open Championships, Scottish Long Range Championships and the inter-regional team championships for the Pentagonal [Target Rifle] and Finlux [F-Class] Trophies. As well as organising teams for the annual international events – the National, MacKinnon and Lawrence Trophy Matches – the SRA organises overseas team tours and in recent years has sent official teams as far afield as South Africa, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

According to the National Museum of Scotland, Target Shooting is the oldest international sport in the world. The first international competition held in the modern sporting era took place between Scotland and England during the National Rifle Association's inaugural meeting at Wimbledon in 1860. [i.e. The National Match]

http://www.scottishrifleassociation.org.uk
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