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Merchiston has a long history of target rifle shooting and has its own indoor 25m range within the school grounds.

The disciplines of small and full-bore shooting are both catered for and include outdoor domestic competitions culminating in the Ashburton at Bisley at the start of each summer holidays.

The Merchiston Clay pigeon shooting team has been very successful over recent years, winning the Scottish School Cup and open competition at Cluny Clays in Fife three times and twice respectively in the last 3 years.

We practise on Thursday afternoons throughout the Winter at Cluny Clays. In April we head down to Market Drayton in Shropshire to the West Midland shooting ground for the British School clay pigeon shooting Championships. In the Summer Term we hold our Annual Merchistonian v Boys Match with clays in the morning and rifles in the afternoon.