Scottish Target Shooting (STS)
The STS are the overall voice for shooting in Scotland, they are made up of four Scottish National Governing Bodies for shooting who are:
SCTA - Scottish Clay Target Association
SPA - Scottish Pistol Association
SRA - Scottish Rifle Association (Full-bore Rifle)
SSRA - Scottish Small-Bore Rifle Association
STS is the central link between the individual associations and such bodies as the Scottish Sports Association, SportScotland, Scottish Home and Health Department, Local Authorities, other Government Agencies and UK National Shooting Bodies such as British Shooting, NRA, NSRA etc. on matters that affect all of the shooting bodies in Scotland. Our committee members that represent the SPA on the STS board are there to give insight and input when required or to fight our corner when issues are raised.
Commonwealth Games 2014 - Legacy
Committee members that represent the STS are currently working towards helping to keep a permanent legacy after the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. To help the Government showcase Scotland as a Centre for Excellence with world class shooting facilities in a safe environment and for all the represented Scottish National Governing Bodies and their members.
The current status is to use the Commonwealth Games 2014 £3.5m budget for shooting, using a military or police site, which after the games will revert back to its original status.
Whereas delivering a legacy of a permanent shooting centre of excellence will allow not only our own elite teams to train on a long term basis under world class standards (who currently travel abroad to train for some disciplines), but will be available to provide services such as corporate facilities, training for international and possibly police training their firearms teams and for Scotland to host major international events and the obvious benefits to the economy.
The long term effect of a lasting legacy can only help showcase Scotland as a centre of excellence for world class standards attracting international teams. It also has great potential to boost the economy, attracting tourism into the bargain.