Historic day for Ladies shooting club

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Scotland’s foremost ladies shooting club was recently part of the first all ladies simulated game shoot at Dessmuir Estate near Aboyne.

Eight ladies from ‘Glad Rags and Cartridge Bags’ took part in their first simulated game day. The splendid autumnal colors of Royal Deeside and the unseasonably almost hot weather set the scene for a truly magnificent day.

Mhairi Morris, director of Glad Rags and Cartridge Bags explained: “At every event we have ladies who have never held a gun before being encouraged by the ladies who have more experience.

“All the ladies have to bring to an event is themselves, we provide all the equipment. Many ladies come on their own but by the end of the event they are surrounded by new friends.

“I am so proud at how far Glad Rags has come since our first shoot nearly a year ago.

“So far 277 guns have enjoyed a Glad Rags day with 140 individual ladies experiencing the fun and adrenalin rush of blasting clays at our events.”

Glad Rags & Cartridge Bags is celebrating its first birthday weekend on November 21 and 22 with a series of events.

These include a full driven day aimed at the novice shot at Crathes Estate , a pluck and prepare pheasant demonstration, and a celebration dinner and clay shoot at Reamoir House Hotel.

For more information and to book into an event, visit www.jommevents.com or call Mhairi 07841 393 155.

Glad Rags and Cartridge Bags is going from strength to strength not only being part of the all ladies simulated game shoot but will soon be featuring in BBC Scotland’s countryside programme ‘Landward’.

Landward is BBC Scotland’s premier farming and countryside programme focusing on the issues affecting the community.