Senior pupils from Form II to Form VI can learn the sport of shooting; the group focuses on the skills required to enjoy target rifle shooting in a safe and friendly environment, making use of our indoor range and nearby outside facilities.
We provide detailed weapon-handling training and our pupils must pass this assessment before they can begin training. Pupils can learn Rifle Safety, Range Management, Marksmanship skills and, for those who wish, there is the opportunity to sit a formal exam.
The activity is open to all pupils through Dollar Academy’s CCF contingent in Form II, but progressively becomes more selective as pupils move up through the school. The school’s 1st squad participate in Scottish, British, and Commonwealth competitions throughout the year.
Dollar has seen significant success in this sport with triumphs at the Ashburton competition in 2005 and 2013, and regular selection of pupils onto the British Cadet Rifle Team. Former Pupils from Dollar Academy include shooter Jen McIntosh, the double Commonwealth Games gold medallist and Olympian, and Seonaid McIntosh, who, along with her sister, competed in the 2014 Commonwealth Games.