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It doesn't matter if you're a complete novice who has never picked up a gun before, or an expert shooter who is a clay's worst nightmare, due to how often you can be found on the shooting range. Here at The Big Shoot's Midcalder site, we happily welcome gun slingers of all skill levels to take part in our tailor made challenges perfectly designed to uncage your inner marksman. With the help of our expert tutors, you'll be blasting away every last target in no time at all. You'll see exactly why many national championship tournaments are hosted at this site- as these challenges definitely aren't for the faint of heart!

Our site boasts 4 of the finest skeet layouts in Scotland and hosts major tournaments throughout the year. You'll also find 2 fully voice activated and covered DTL layouts and an excellent 8 trap compact sporting layout. Our club house is available to host your group activity and provide necessary refreshments throughout the proceedings.

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Everybody has a gun slinger hiding inside them and it is time for you to discover yours. Here at our Midcalder shooting range, we have plenty of challenges that will transform you from being a complete novice to a championship worthy gun slinger in moments. You'll be trained in a wide number of basic shooting disciplines, including ABT, DTL and Compact Sporting, before making your way to the shooting ranges themselves. With four skeet ranges and two voice activated DTL ranges, this is exactly what every clay shooter has always dreamed of.

Light refreshments are available upon request.

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Experience the sheer satisfaction of cracking clays as you take advantage of one of our spectacular shooting grounds situated across the UK and Ireland! Accommodating those as young 5, our venues are tailor-made to accommodate your specific skill level. So, whether you're looking to learn the basics with full expert tuition from our qualified instructors or looking to improve your pre-existing dead-eye talents, we've got a venue to suit you! Upon arrival, you'll be equipped with all the latest safety gear whilst being presented with a full safety briefing.

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      • Clubhouse
      • Parking
      • Refreshments Available
      • Toilets
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      • Qualified Instructors



    • Morton Road
    • Edinburgh
    • Midcalder
    • West Lothian
    • EH53 0JT

    You can find The Big Shoot's fantastic site between Edinburgh and Livingstone, just a 15 minute drive from the Scottish capital. We are moments away from the A71, with plenty of additional transport links across the area. Full travel information will be printed on your booking confirmation receipt.

    Maps and directions used on our website are for guide purposes only. Please use the directions supplied with your booking confirmation when making travel arrangements.

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      • "I had a tremendous great time, Ian my professor was explaining excelent. He is a great person and he teaches tremendously well."

        Omar Zarzar, RATED 3.8 out of 5

      • "Really nice place and people. It was a really good experience. We will come back for sure!"

        Xavier Fargas, RATED 5 out of 5

      • "Fantastic stag activity for the day up in Edinburgh. Our two instructors were absolutely great and the whole group were raving about it afterwards. Would thoroughly recommend!"

        Guy Aston-Noone, RATED 4.1 out of 5

      • "Midcalder Clay Shooting is an outright-outstanding day out! We got the double gunner (60 shots... seriously recommended to ensure you get completely hooked) & even better still, we ended up with an instructor named Ian. Remember the Name “Ian”, the old boy is an absolute legend and if you get him as your instructor, then you’re going to have a stirling time. Would we go again? Heck yes and a big thanks to the team and again IAN for making the day epically brilliant!"

        Shaun Annesley, RATED 5 out of 5

      • "Loved it. Freezing cold but Mike kept us all laughing and made it a tight enjoyable occasion. Would recommend to others. "

        William Hay, RATED 5 out of 5

      • "Great experience and much fun! Ian was great as an instructor with a good sense of humor."

        Samira Suter, RATED 2.9 out of 5

      • "We had so much fun on the stag party, three of us had never shot before and two of us missed almost everything. The guide was incredibly helpful, encouraging and patient with our terrible shooting and made lots of jokes to stop us feeling so bad. We will go again at the drop of a hat! Thanks. "

        Paul Foulkes, RATED 4.6 out of 5

      • "An enjoyable outing"

        Fiona Ellison-Ferrier, RATED 3.6 out of 5

      • "Instructor was great loved the banter! Enjoyed the experience."

        Donna Waugh, RATED 3.4 out of 5

      • "Fantastic day with a fantastic team! "

        Lisa Kerr, RATED 5 out of 5

      • "The staff were so friendly and professional. Would definitely go back again!! "

        Emma, RATED 4.6 out of 5

      • "Me and my wife had a great day , the staff were outstanding"

        Eric Grieve, RATED 4.8 out of 5

      • "Everyone enjoyed the shooting with the. Chat off the instructors "

        Paul Steel, RATED 4 out of 5

      • "Great day out with my son, top instructor real gentleman. Staff very friendly. Great experience "

        Chris Allison, RATED 3.8 out of 5

      • "Iain Lees our instructor was amazing, he made us feel so relaxed from the get go and he was hilarious! He was so funny at one point I couldn't have a go for laughing.
        All in all it was a brilliant experience and I only wish we could have stayed longer.
        Would recommend to anyone! "

        Paul Tedcastle, RATED 4.4 out of 5

      • "Travelling from Canada and thought we try clay pigeon shooting. Our instructor Ian was excellent; with his direction we were able to hit a few :) Ian’s sense of humour made us feel welcome and at home.

        Thanks guys it was really fun!

        Michael & Fay Arcand, RATED 4 out of 5

      • "The people on the day looked after us very professionally and respectful. Well done
        Our instructor was terrific "

        Steve Mclay, RATED 4.3 out of 5

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    "Brilliant experience will definitely be trying it again."

    David Wood, Midcalder, West Lothian Clays

    RATED 4.1 out of 5

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