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South East Scotland

South East Scotland

Branch information and events

Branch meetings in 2018 will take place on the first Tuesday in the month starting in March at the Melville Inn, Dalkeith.


6 March

Diseases In Deer

Melville Inn, A7, Dalkeith

24/25 March

Kelso Stalkers Fair


3 April


Melville Inn, A7, Dalkeith

12 May

Blair Athol Range Practice 

Blair Atholl

6 June

Branch Clay Shoot

Lammerlaw Gun Club Macmerry

7  August

Branch BBQ


26 August

Scottish Interbranch Shoot

Blair Atholl

4 September



TBC September

Borders Interbranch Shoot


2 October



6 November

Social Evening

Edinburgh Town

*Members who are interested in attending/participating in the branch shoots should contact Tony Manktelow ( for further details on practice/selection.

Branch contacts

Chairman Nick Morall 
Secretary David Overton
Branch shoots Tony Manktelow

2018 News so far

Reloading for Beginners

On the 3rd April Ed Bewsher from Edinburgh Rifles & Sporting Goods gave a presentation on reloading for beginners which covered budget reloading equipment and supplies, internal ballistics and how to guide for reloading accuracy. Ed will be back to do a talk on more advance reloading!

Kelso Stalkers Fair

The branch attended and manned a stand at this years Deer Stalking Fair at Kelso on the 24th/25th March. It was a great weekend and good opportunity to mingle and catch up with stalkers from all parts of the UK and welcome some new members to the BDS.

Diseases in Deer

On the 6th March Alan Tweedie from Borders College gave an informative talk on diseases in deer and showed some interesting photos for members to see and discuss examples of diseased deer.

Minutes of Annual General Meeting

The Branch AGM was held on Tuesday 30th January 2018 at The Melville Inn, Dalkeith. Details of the elected Committee for 2018 are:

Chairman Nick Morall
Treasurer John Home
Secretary David Overton
Committee S Grigson
  Calum Abernethy
  John Campbell-Smith
  Mark Tefler
  Tony Manktelow (Shoot Captain)

If you would like to receive a copy of the minutes please email

Email addresses for Branch Members

Are you receiving information from the Branch via email? If not then the Society does not have your current email address. If you wish to receive regular updates via email please advise the BDS Membership Secretary of your current email address.

The Membership Secretary contact details are: