Whether you’re new to shooting or an experienced shot, Winton Castle in East Lothian near Edinburgh has a reputation for challenging clay pigeon shooting.
You will experience the thrill and excitement of shooting clays with our clay pigeon expert, Billy Gordon, or one of his team of local, East Lothian shooting experts.
Billy is 24 times Scottish clay shooting champion, twice Irish clay champion, and once British clay pigeon champion. He is a natural shooting tutor with lots of patience, so novices as well as experienced guns quickly benefit from his sharp eye. Billy will also entertain you with his novel shooting displays!
A Winton Activity Gift Voucher could be the perfect present to give this Christmas – all safe and socially-distanced. You can buy your Clay Shooting Gift Voucher on our website now!
In line with the current government guidelines, we can still run clay pigeon shooting (subject to guideline changes). Our priority is the safety of our guests and staff so strict Covid protocols are being followed. Please see our Activity Covid-19 Policy.
Note that clay shooting must be pre-booked please, and note that we usually only cater for clay groups of 10 or more (as well as larger groups of up to 40 shooters).
We’re always improving our clay pigeon shooting facilities, and now have a rustic hut for warming coffee, bacon rolls and post-shoot drams.
“Murray was excellent, extremely knowledgeable and patient guiding us through the shots at each station while Douglas kept a note of the scores. There was definitely a bit of healthy competition going on. The time flew by and a great morning was had by all. Winton is a beautiful estate and to experience it in its autumnal glory was wonderful.
“I’ve since told lots of friends about the experience all of whom are also keen to try it for themselves. It was really enjoyable and we will definitely be back.” (John & Vanessa)
The purpose-built shooting stands are located in our private woods adjacent to the castle. They have been carefully designed to cater for all abilities (despite their fearsome names!): Pigeon Pair, Whistling Woodcock, Running Rabbit, High Pheasant, Towering Teal and Exocet.
Clays can be adjusted to provide both easy and challenging shots to develop and test your shooting techniques. Note that we use low recoil cartridges to reduce the kick back from the gun.
Typical options are three to five stands over a 1-1.5 hour period with lunch and the option of additional activities. All Clay Pigeon Shooting sessions start with some practice shots, then into competition mode. Prizes are awarded for both winners and losers!
Bacon rolls on arrival and drams on departure are an option (at a small additional cost).