BSSC Condolences to HM the Queen

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ICSI News – 19th April 2021

HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh & The BSSC

The BBSC sent a letter of condolences to Her Majesty the Queen on behalf of the organisations it represents. A copy of the can be found below.


Forthcoming Events

We are still hoping to be able to provide members with opportunities to visit a variety of shooting related venues, once government regulations allow and Paul Dancer is working hard with providers to establish and book those visits.

Malcolm Plant has been busy getting a Zoom Seminar organised with The Game and Wildlife Trust regarding the challenges for those involved with game shooting.

The Seminar will take place on Monday 26th April 2021. The exact title, content and time are still under discussion and will be sent out shortly in a separate email.

To book a place on this Zoom Seminar please respond to and use the header/subject GWCT Seminar. (See below for more information)

Zoom Email

Speaking of Zoom, there is now a new email address to book your place on Zoom seminars. The notification will still come out from BUT if you wish to book a place you will need to reply to We hope that this will separate the normal emails from the Zoom place requests and so ensure that everyone who books a place gets a link.


Council would like to welcome the new and returning members this year

Neil Cawood

Ivan Harvey

David Harkness

Damian DelGaizo

Don Currie

Markus Felder

Adrian Gribben has become a Member

Malcolm Plant has become a Fellow

We have 14 overseas members, and we would welcome any news or interesting stories from their neck of the woods.

As we said last week, any news that you feel should be shared please let me know and pictures would be great.

Council Member Profile – Andrew Kirkland

Here is a brief resume of Andrew Kirkland, Council member responsible for the ICSI Game Shooting and Loaders Course.

  • 50 years clay, game, rifle & pistol shooting
  • Former Police Marksman
  • Represented Great Britain and England Police in Clay Shooting
  • Represented County and Region in Clay, Rifle & Pistol Shooting
  • Self-Employed Shooting Coach and Professional Loader
  • Fellow of the I.C.S.I.
  • C.P.S.A. Lead Tutor & Lead Assessor on Level 1 and 2 for over twenty years
  • C.P.S.A. Senior Coach, Safety Officer and Referee
  • I.S.S.F and F.I.T.A.S.C Referee
  • Refereed at various World Championships and World Cups, 2002 Commonwealth Games and the 2012 Olympic Games

The ICSI Website

Paul Dancer and Richard Halsall are working to restore our ICSI website. Their first task is to establish its functionality and prepare an area where these newsletters and video links can be stored and accessed by members. Once this is done and the website can be used as a tool by members, they will then turn their attention to members profiles and updating these.

Please be patient, this is a major piece of work and we are trying to avoid unnecessary costs while providing a functional website.


From the BASC Newsletter more news on ammunition and lead.

UK REACH lead ammunition review announced

Post-Brexit, UK REACH has replaced EU REACH to regulate the use of chemicals in the UK.  A full review of the use of lead ammunition has been announced as UK REACH’s first assignment, to be carried out over a two-year period.

For more information, Newsletter, please visit the BASC website.

From the GWCT Newsletter

The future of grouse shooting to be debated in parliament this month

Politicians will soon be debating a petition launched by Chris Packham, Ruth Tingay and Mark Avery of Wild Justice, titled ‘Ban Driven Grouse Shooting – Wilful blindness is no longer an option.’

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For more information, please visit the GWCT website,

Please note that these extracts are for information only and are from public domain material. Any views expressed are not those of the ICSI or its Council and are provided only to allow members to form their own views and conduct their own research.