Just had a very interesting read of the GARC Grampian Newsletter, I quote " SHFT EVENTS ARE UNDER REVIEW BY SARPA, MANY CLUBS FEEL THAT CONTROL OF THEIR EVENTS NEED TO BE BROUGHT BACK TO THE CLUBS AND NOT RUN BY A GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS" This is a quote that Graham Ellis, the chairman of SARPA has put in writing in said newsletter. Can you please let me know who you have talked to and I will get their club rep to speak to them so we can address this issue. Every club I attended an SHFT event at was delighted at the turnout and success of the event and the cash generated for their club. Can Sarpa please explain what is meant by this, as it stands just now every affiliated club has a rep and nothing is decided without the agreement from the rep from every club. How this can be seen as being run by a group of individuals defies belief. Ther has been a very succesful season ran with everyone enjoying themselves and that is the most important thing. Every affiliated club has also benefitted financially from the Summer League. Certain individuals, such as me, collate scores and as such they are published expediently and are made available for everyone in the airgun community to see. As an example of SARPAs own failings, have a look at the results for their starred shoots. They have not been updated since May this year, ie 6 months out of date. Hardly the best example of how the organisation works for the guys in Scotland that are wanting to shoot in competitions. Second quote "THERE WILL BE A CHANGE IN FORMAT FOR 2011, OPEN CLUB SHOOTS WILL BE SHOT UNDER FRIENDLIER REGULATIONS". For an affiliated club to UKAHFT may I suggest that you contact the governing body and ask for your affiliation to be withdrawn. You signed up to host regular competitions under their rules and you are now contradicting this in print. I also see that GARC are going to continue supporting SARPA next year but at a reduced fee. What on earth has any club in Scotland got out of the last £150 that SARPA got from us, simple answer is absolutley nothing, and you are expecting clubs to give you more money! Graham you didn't even have the decency to speak to any of the reps before you put this in your newsletter. You need to learn to separate your role as SARPA chairman from your role as GARC chairman, you are showing your self in a very poor light. A lot of Scottish HFT shooters, including myself, have travelled all over the UK this year to take part in UKAHFT shoots, always well received by everyone down south, and always trying to promote Scottish shooting. The bottom line is this: What are SARPA doing to promote Airgun shooting in Scotland? As far as I can see, not a lot! I have also posted this on Argun Scotland forum.