Juniper Green Air Rifle Club (JGARC) is one of the oldest air rifle club’s in Scotland. The village hall has over a century of shooting history in this part of Edinburgh. The village hall was originally located in Corstorphine area. However it was bought / gifted to Juniper Green Village. Originally used as a drill hall for the T.A. with a 20yd .303 range attached to the side, the old caretakers house at the side of the hall was originally the C/O’s (commanding officer) house. The T.A. / homegaurd moved out in the late 50′s and ‘Juniper Green Rifle Club’ was born.
Rim-fire and centre-fire rifles eventually gave way to air rifles, and JGARC was conceived in 1980 as a constituted club.
The JGARC indoor range is located in Juniper Green’s village hall, in the south west of Edinburgh under the Pentland Hills but the club also enjoys a large 20 acre outdoor range nearby in the neighbouring village of Currie (about 1 1/4 miles west of the Juniper Green). This boasts a fully covered firing point on a 45yd main range, to which all JGARC members have access all year round if they so wish (Keys can be provided on full membership). The club will move its 4 weekly evening shoots to the outdoor range for the duration of the summer months.
The club opens 4 days a week and provides 5 shooting sessions, probationers, members and pre-arranged prospective members & guests are all welcome to drop in on any of the following sessions:
Monday - 19:00-21:15 hrs.
Tuesday - 19:00-21:15 hrs.
Wednesday - 19:00-21:15 hrs
Friday - 12:00-14:00 hrs & 19:00-21:15 hrs
(Junior members meet on a Tuesday and the Senior members meet on a Friday afternoon. All are welcome but the priority on the firing point is given to Juniors and Seniors at these sessions).
Membership of the club is constantly growing and range’s, from juniors to seniors, guys and girls from all walks of life and all skill ranges, physical abilities, and shooting experience. Everybody is welcome as a new member or old. The club has many very experienced shooters who are more than happy to pass on their knowledge to any members. The atmosphere is informal; of course going without saying safety is always the primary consideration for all shooting activities.
Membership is by committee approval. If you are interested in joining, please contact a committee member to arrange your first visit and see how you enjoy it!. Your first visit is FREE!
Benefits of membership to JGARC -
Every member is a member of SACS (Scottish Association for Country Sports) which provides Third party liability Insurance of £10 million, while engaged in any recognised form of country sports within UK territorial limits. UK members are also covered anywhere in the world whilst on holiday.
JGARC is also affiliated to UKAHFT (United Kingdom Association of Hunter Field Target).