Juniper Green ARC (JGARC) is one of the oldest air rifle club’s in Scotland. Originally located in the local village hall which had 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.
JGARC sadly no longer has a range in Juniper Green’s village hall, yet the club carries on in name and in spirit in the south west of Edinburgh under the Pentland Hills. The club enjoys a large 10+ 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 50yd main range with over 150 targets, we also have a dedicated pistol are along with a perminant Hunting Field Target (HFT) range setup.
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; but of course it goes without saying safety is always the primary consideration for all shooting activities.
Prior to being grant full membership of the club you will be required to complete an induction session and then conduct a probation period during which time you will be required to attend the range for a minimum number of supervised sessions. Having succesfully completed this probation period you may then be considered for full membership.