Membership is open to most individuals and runs from 1st January to 31st December, as follows:
w Individuals £30
w Junior £12 (must be under 21 in the year of joining)
w Family £42 (Husband/Wife, Father/Son etc – any two family
w Associations £150
w Club affiliation £18
Individual, Junior and Family members receive entry forms via email for all competitions and Championships. Entry fees are lower than for non-members (except open Champs). Newsletters and emails of additional information on shooting matters are circulated intermittently as necessary. Members eligible to compete for Scotland can, on attaining the Qualification Standards, gain entry to the National Pistol Squad from which teams are selected to represent Scotland at National and International events.
Club Affiliation - Is open to all clubs, regardless of location.
Club Secretaries/ Match Secretaries receive entry forms for the SPA Postal Leagues (summer and winter), newsletters, emails and updated information on firearms legislation and other shooting matters. We can also process PVG CRBS disclosures free of charge for their members working as range officers, club instructors or club coaches.
Associations can affiliate to the SPA. We can run special events for your organisation e.g. specific competitions or training sessions customised for your requirements.
Some of the benefits of membership are:
· Postal leagues – winter & summer 11 disciplines
· Entry to shoulder to shoulder competitions
· Lower fee for competition entries than non members (except championships)
· Access to sale of targets:
w SPA 1’s, Air 10’s, Air 4’s, PL 7’s and PL 7 centres
· Access to sale of SPA merchandise:
w Polo shirts, Sweatshirts, Pens, Key rings, Cufflinks etc.
· Membership is the gateway to competing for Scotland
· Access to coaching for juniors and all qualifying members
· Access to open training workshops (by request)
· Merit badge scheme
· The chance to win medals and trophies in all classes at:
w The Scottish Open 10m Air Pistol Championships
w The Grand Prix Series
w The Scottish 50m Pistol Championships
w The West of Scotland 50m Championships and
w The Colmsliehill Series
· Website with results and other information
· Opportunity to shoot under ISSF rules
· Access to the SPA’s annual dinner
· Technical/legal advice on firearms regulations, range construction
· Processing of PVG CRBS free for voluntary organisations with specified roles as mentioned above