The area guide

Shooting Gazette - - On the shoot -

How to get there, where to stay and what youõll eat.


Given its re­mote lo­ca­tion it’s no won­der teams choose to shoot back- to- back days at Dunskey Shoot. Be­ing 420 miles from Lon­don – the last leg from Gretna is 100 – the jour­ney to the es­tate can be a long one. The near­est rail­way sta­tion is Stran­raer, about eight miles away. The es­tate has its own air strip–or you can fly to Glas­gow Prest­wick Air­port, around 90 min­utes away.


To make the most of your ex­pe­ri­ence at Dunskey Shoot look no fur­ther than Dunskey House. Own­ers Alas­tair Orr Ewing and his wife, Anne Tris­tine Nguyen, have turned the 10- bed­room res­i­dence into one that will cater for all your crea­ture com­forts. While shoot­ing par­ties take prece­dence over other guests dur­ing the sea­son, do bear in mind that the house and the shoot are run as sep­a­rate en­ti­ties (


Food and re­fresh­ments served on shoot days are pro­vided by Alas­tair and Anne, with lo­cal in­gre­di­ents gath­ered from the nearby coast and the shoot it­self at their core. Elevenses are taken in the Cable House close to the beach. Lunch is taken in the din­ing room at Dunskey House. With Liam Botham’s leg­endary host­ing skills present on shoot day there is surely noth­ing Guns won’t want for. All they need do is ask.

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