Fiona McPherson and Fiona Miller at a Glad Rags and Cartridge Bags shoot
Fiona McPherson and Fiona Miller at a Glad Rags and Cartridge Bags shoot

Ladies line up their autumn shooting event series

Scotland’s foremost ladies shooting club is blasting into autumn with an exciting schedule of clay shooting events.

From never having held a gun before to the more experienced shot, ladies of all abilities are very welcome to come to a Glad Rags and Cartridge Bags event.

All equipment is provided – all those interested have to bring is themselves. Ladies learn to shoot in a safe, friendly, environment in stunning surrounds meeting new friends along the way.

Mhairi Morriss, owner of Jomm Events and founder of Glad Rags and Cartridge Bags, said: ‘It’s always good to try something new occasionally which might be naturally out of your comfort zone.

‘Glad Rags events are the perfect platform for trying shooting for first time. Most of our ladies have never held a gun before they come to their first event.

‘At each shoot the ladies are divided into groups to match their ability and given an instructor and targets to suit them. Everyone is so supportive, the sound of cheers and clapping echo round each shoot as the clays shatter and hit the ground.’

The club’s next shoot is on 26 August at Saplinbrae House Hotel in Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire.

In September the ladies are back at Douneside House Hotel in Tarland for their second afternoon clay shoot and supper at this magnificent location. The always popular shooting and shopping morning at Gordon Castle is in October.

Fiona McPherson and Fiona Miller at a Glad Rags and Cartridge Bags shoot

Mhairi is very much looking forward to the next few months, and added: ‘We are unique in that our shooting events are hosted at stunning venues and not at traditional shooting grounds, we are like a roving syndicate. But there is no joining fee and ladies come to whichever events they fancy.’

November 4 sees the club celebrate their fourth birthday at Raemoir House. This shoot incorporates the final of the Glad Rags Ardmoor Challenge.

For the more competitive ladies they can enter their scores from the events they attend throughout the year. Their four best scores counting towards the competition. With £150 voucher from Ardmoor as first prize in each of the three categories beginner, improver and experienced shot it can be a nail biting finish to the event.

As well as the clay shooting the ladies are treated to a fashion show lunch from Holland Cooper Edinburgh.

For ladies who would like to experience the thrill of a full driven day Leys Estate at Crathes is the destination for Glad Rag’s 17 November event.

Mhairi clarified: ‘If you have never been on a driven day before it can be quite a scary thought, so this day is aimed at the novice driven day shot. Leys estate have always supported Glad Rags, and this will be our third shoot with them.’

Click HERE to find out more or call Mhairi on 07841 393 155