The Caithness Scottish Open Rifle Meeting
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The Caithness Scottish Open Rifle Meeting Sat 2nd - Fri 8 th July 2011
Thurdistoft Airfield, Castletown
The Caithness Scottish Open Rifle Meeting
The Caithness Scottish Open Rifle Meeting The Caithness Scottish Open Rifle Meeting The Caithness Scottish Open Rifle Meeting The Caithness Scottish Open Rifle Meeting
In Association with;
National Small-bore Rifle Association
NSRA
Area Surrounding the Range

The closest town to the range is Castletown which is approximately 5 miles east of Thurso, and only about two miles from the range. Castletown was purpose built in the 19th Century to provide homes for Quarrymen. The picturesque harbour at Castlehill was the centre of the trade for Caithness Flagstone.

In the early 19th Century, Caithness Flagstone was shipped to ports throughout Britain, and then on to far flung corners of the Old Empire such as Calcutta, Melbourne and Auckland. Most major English cities have pavements made from Caithness Flagstone, engraved with the names of all the counties of Britain and Ireland, was recently shipped to New York for use in the paved map of Britain and Ireland which is being laid in New York to commemorate the British victims of the 9/11 atrocities. Caithness flagstone was also used in the construction of the new Scottish Parliament building.

In terms of facilities, Castletown, with a mini supermarket, butchershop, fish and chip shop and Post Office as plenty to offer. It also boasts the St Clair Hotel, which has a licensed bar and will cater for lunches and evening meals. Violet's taxis are based in Castletown should you wish to have a few drinks with your evening meal.

The village of Dunnet is located a few miles east of the range. Dunnet has a shop, hotel and Dunnet Bay has a large attractive beach that is ideal for surfing. Located next to Dunnet beach is Dunnet Bay visitor centre which explores the rich and varied wildlife of Caithness. There are hands on activities for kids, and the visitor centre is open from 2pm to 5pm every afternoon except Monday and Saturday. Guided walks, under the supervision of the Countryside Ranger Services, are available to nearby Dunnet Forest. Please enquire at the information tent if you are interested in taking part in a guided walk.