25th October 2016:

The SSA is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our former General Secretary, Bob Aitken.

Bob was a longstanding supporter of the SSA, both as General Secretary and in his many roles in supporting Scottish Target Shooting and the Scottish Rifle Association, including as a significant contributor to the SSA’s Outdoor Pursuits Group. Bob’s impact on Scottish sport will long be recognised, but we will all miss his enthusiasm, passion for sport and great humour. Our sincerest thoughts are with Bob’s family.

Please see the Scottish Rifle Association website for a full obituary.


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