Glad Rags & Cartridge Bags blast away January blues

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Ladies shooting club Glad Rags & Cartridge Bags got the new year off to a cracking start with their ‘blast away the January blues’ clay shooting event at Pittodrie House Hotel.

Ladies of all experiences took part, ranging from ones who had never held a gun before to the more experienced shots who came to the event with their own guns.

Pittodrie House Hotel near Inverurie is one of many spectacular venues for Glad Rags. Mhairi Morriss, owner of JOMM Events and founder of Glad Rags and Cartridge Bags, explained: “We are unique in that our shooting events are hosted at stunning venues throughout the area and not at traditional shooting grounds, we are like a roving syndicate.

“But there is no joining fee and ladies come to whichever events they fancy.”

The Glad Rag ladies have enjoyed shooting at a host of outstanding venues including Raemoir House, Saplinbrae House Hotel, Kinnettles Castle, Kincardine Castle, Candacraig House, Findrack Estate and Gordon Castle in Fochabers.

The ladies were welcomed into the cosy billiard room at Pittodrie House Hotel with the fire roaring and the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and bacon and egg rolls. Allocated into groups according to their experience, they then enjoyed two hours of expert clay shooting instruction followed by a mini flush to really get the adrenalin pumping.

It was then back inside for a very entertaining and informative talk by Ryan Rhodes of Twin Peak Distillery about their bespoke gins followed by a Sunday roast.

“At each event we have ladies who have never held a gun before being encouraged by our more experienced shots,” Mhairi added. “I am so proud of the atmosphere at the events, regardless of where we are or which ladies are at the event.”

Now in its fourth year, the club is going from strength to strength with the events selling out and new venues joining the already very impressive portfolio. Mhairi is very excited about Glad Rags and Cartridge Bags’ future. “2018 is going to be an incredible year for us, so far new venues on board this year are Cluny Castle and Douneside House.

“More wonderful ladies are joining us all the time,” The ladies’ next event is at Raemoir House on February 25. For more information and to book go to or call Mhairi Morriss on 07841 393 155.