september, 2019

14sep10:00 am4:00 pmDoors Open Days - Forfar Small Bore Rifle ClubForfar Small Bore Rifle ClubLocation:ForfarEvent Type:Doors Open Days

Forfar Small Bore Rifle Club


Event Details

Forfar Small Bore Rifle Club is an active small bore target rifle club offering 0.22 Target Rifle at 25 yds (indoor) and 6 yard air pistol target shooting. The club was the first in Scotland to benefit from electronic targets and recently celebrated its 80th anniversary.

A public meeting was held in Forfar in the Meffan Hall in the evening of Monday 24 October 1937 to propose the formation of a miniature rifle club in the town. The meeting chairman was the local Chief Constable D. C. Christie. The resolution was unanimously adopted and a committee was appointed to look into premises, finances etc.[Forfar Herald 28/10/37]

By December that year, the club had been formed as the Forfar and District Small Bore Rifle Club and had raised the necessary finance through a loan of £350 from James Lindsay who was the Postmaster at Letham, Angus at a very reasonable interest rate of 4%. This interest was paid annually to Mr Lindsay (after deducting tax!) until September 1951 when £150 of the loan was paid off with the balance being paid off in November 1953. The club was also paying £2 10/- half annually in ground rent to a Mr. Bowen and in January 1955 the ground was purchased (very cheaply) for £100.

Visit the club to see the facilities and a firearms demonstration.

Suitable for children aged 12+, must be accompanied by an adult.

This event is part of Doors Open Days 2019.


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Forfar Small Bore Rifle Club

Myre Road, Forfar, DD8 1AZ