Tag: volunteers

Greenhall Rifle Range – Distances

Continuing our look at the former Greenhall Rifle Range, High Blantyre. In September 1867, just 4 months after the Volunteer Corps Rifle Range opened, an article appeared in the Hamilton Advertiser describing a competition held there. It is transcribed here, the interesting part for me listing the target distances the competition aimed to fire at. […]

Greenhall Rifle Range

  I once heard there was a rifle range at Greenhall (not to be confused by the range at Dechmont or one which used to be on land that would become Logan Street). However, I’d not been able to confirm a Greenhall range….until now. On Saturday 1st June 1867, the 44th Rifle Volunteers in Blantyre […]