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About SARPA

The Scottish Air Rifle and Pistol Association is the national governing body for Field Target air rifle shooting sports in Scotland since 1984. It is a founder member of the British Field Target Association, the sport's national governing body for FT, and is recognised as a National Governing Body by the World Field Target Federation.SARPA is managed by a committee elected by the members of affiliated clubs at the organisation's Annual General Meeting. To contact committee members click here.


SARPA's activities include:

  • Promoting the safe, responsible and lawful use of air rifles and pistols
  • Campaigning and lobbying to maintain the freedom to responsibly own and use air rifles, and opposing unreasonable and unnecessary restrictions on air guns
  • Organising Field Target and Hunter Field Target competitions and leagues, including the Scottish Field Target Championships and SARPA Hunter Field Target Championships
  • Providing advice for clubs on setting up and running shooting events, and training marshals to ensure the safe and correct operation of Field Target shoots
  • Running shooting galleries at public events such as game fairs and village galas to enable the public to try air rifle shooting in a safe environment
  • Providing targets, rifles, and other equipment for loan to affiliated clubs
  • Overseeing the correct running of Field Target and Hunter Field Target and other Field Airgun diciplines.