Tomahawk throwing one of new activities at shooting school

The Roxburghe Shooting School has unveiled new activities including tomahawk throwing.
The Roxburghe Shooting School has unveiled new activities including tomahawk throwing.

Borders women have been learning the art of tomahawk throwing as plans for a series of new activities are unveiled at the Roxburghe Shooting School.

On Sunday the tomahawk throwing experience was followed by a luxury afternoon tea with artisan sandwiches and freshly baked scones at the Roxburghe’s Chez Roux restaurant.

Following the launch of its first Ladies Day event earlier in the year, the shooting school is expanding its offering and introducing new outdoor activities for all levels with the tomahawk throwing just the latest of these.

Tracy Meston, the UK’s only female Clay Pigeon Shooting Association Level 3 coach and tutor explained: “Our first event at the Roxburghe was a roaring success and our clients are always eager to try something new. We’ve taken this on board and are introducing several exciting new activities with our femme fatales, the latest of which was Saturday’s tomahawk throwing.

“We have been revamping the shooting school and are getting a great response particularly amongst women who are looking to do something just a little bit different.

“Although a traditional sport, knife throwing isn’t something that’s currently offered at many shooting schools, however, we have a great appetite for adrenaline packed experience in the Borders and hopefully the tomahawk experience didn’t disappoint.”

David Robertson, general manager at the Roxburghe Hotel and Golf Club said: “This type of event is really popular with guests at the hotel as it caters for beginners and more advanced levels and offers a fun day out with a well-earned, relaxing treat in the hotel afterwards.”

Tomahawk throwing, archery and clay pigeon shooting experiences are available at the Roxburghe Shooting School for both men and women who are looking to improve their skills or try something new.

Children are also welcomed with activity dates organised for the summer holidays.

The hotel offers a range of outdoor activities on its grounds and the wider Roxburghe estate including fishing on the River Tweed and golf on a championship course as well as culinary experiences from the Chez Roux restaurant overseen by legendary chef Albert Roux, OBE, KFO.