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If you love fieldsports and shooting, then you’ll be amongst like-minded friends at Shooting UK. Whether you’re into clayshooting, gameshooting, stalking or airgunning.

You’ll find Shooting UK packed with gun reviews and guides to help you choose the best kit and equipment to suit you, as well as news stories, features and recipes.

Shooting UK is the umbrella website for Sporting Gun and Shooting Times and is a hub for the whole shooting community.  If you would like to contact us with any comments or queries, please email us at

Our team of writers are all experts in the field, whether that’s breeding and training gundogs, wildfowling, deer stalking, pest control, pheasant shooting, gamekeeping, reviewing guns or teaching shooting.  If they think a new shotgun is the best on the market, then you can trust their judgement. Shooting UK shows how the latest releases perform, how they match up to their predecessors and whether they are worth buying.

So whether you’re looking to start shooting or get your DSC1, Shooting UK is the perfect field for you.

Meet the team

Patrick Galbraith

Patrick Galbraith receiving a shooting lesson

Patrick Galbraith, Shooting Times editor 

Writer, editor, gameshooter, wildfowler, fly fisher and fieldsports fan Patrick was brought up in Dumfries and learnt to shoot at an early age. As part of his remit at Shooting Times he has camped on a remote Scottish island alone for a week (except for his dog), got up at dawn to go wildfowling on the marsh, had his shooting prowess taken apart and put back together again, crawled over scree in Scotland on stalking trips. You can follow his features and articles for Shooting Times here. If you want to contact Patrick, e mail him at or follow him on Twitter @PaddyCGalbraith


Matt Clark

Matt Clark, editor of Sporting Gun

Matt Clark, Sporting Gun editor

Having grown up in Cumbria, Matt spent most of his time rough shooting and rabbiting with his lurcher. Before becoming editor of Sporting Gun he edited another shooting magazine. His favourite type of shooting is walked up with his old over-and-under 12-bore, but you will often see him slaying some clays at his local club. Contact Matt at and read his articles here.

Charlotte Peters, Shooting UK editor

Charlotte grew up in Somerset on a farm and these days is responsible for deciding what content is going to make it onto Shooting UK. She keeps a keen eye out on what readers are looking for, what they want to see more of, the latest news and product launches and is in frequent discussion with the editors of the print magazines. You can reach her at

Other contributors

David Tomlinson

David is an expert on working dogs and also an ornithologist. He writes weekly for Shooting Times, on different gundog breeds, caring for gundogs and regularly reviews field trials.


Becky McKenzie understands the benefit of custom-made shotguns

Becky McKenzie

Becky holds numerous national and international awards for shooting, is a Qualified CPSA Instructor (Clay Pigeon Shooting Association) and specialises in both game and English sporting disciplines.  Her training will help those from novice to advanced clay pigeon shooting.  Becky also specialises in FITASC masterclasses.

Mat Manning 

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Mat has been passionate about shooting and the countryside since childhood. He began his journalism career working on newspapers and has been a regular contributor to numerous fieldsports titles for more than 20 years. Mat is a published author, group editor at Airgun Shooter magazine, a Shooting Times contributor and writes and presents The Airgun Show, which has a strong following on YouTube and Facebook.

A respected authority on live quarry hunting tactics and equipment, Mat keeps a close eye on new product launches and is a trusted reviewer of guns, optics and accessories.

Bill Harriman

Bill Harriman

Bill Harriman is an expert on legal matters and shooting

Bill Harriman is Director of Firearms for the British Association for Shooting and Conservation. An internationally recognised authority on firearms and the law relating to them, he is also a firearms forensic examiner who regularly gives expert evidence in the courts. He is also known to millions of TV viewers as an arms and militaria expert on the BBC programme, Antiques Roadshow.

Bruce Potts, contributor

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Bruce Potts regularly reviews rifles, ammunition and stalking equipment

Bruce Potts has over thirty years’ experience as a shooter and wildlife photographer. He regularly writes and reviews for Shooting Times, covering subjects including air rifles, rimfire, centre-fires and reloading, to rifle and product testing and hunting features.

Chris Dalton 

Chris Dalton

The founder of South Ayrshire Stalking Chris regularly reviews rifles and stalking kit for Shooting Times, Sporting Gun and on The Shooting Show.

Chris Parkin

Chris is a former Great Britain Team archer. He is now one of the UK’s most respected gun writers and regularly reviews optics for Shooting Times. He is both a hunter and target shooter and his equipment reviews are read keenly by many.

Ellena Swift 

Gundog trainer

Ellena has worked with and trained dogs for over 17 years. All her life Ellena has been surrounded by family gun dogs, mostly labradors and Alsatians learning most of her skills from her dad; Robert Swift.
She completed a degree in Agriculture and Animal Science in 2005 at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester and consequently lectured at Warwickshire College for over 8 years. She is a fully qualified lecturer, A1 assessor and V1 Internal Verifier in Animal Care & Welfare. Her speciality was canine training and behaviour, covering everything from heel work to music to puppy training.

Mark Heath 

Mark Heath in shooting vest

Mark Heath has over 40 years shooting experience and helps others develop and enjoy their sport. He teaches regularly at the West London Shooting School,  is an APSI Associate Member  and CPSA Sporting Referee/SafetyOfficer.

Advertising and commercial

Callum Madden

Cal has worked on Future’s fieldsports titles since 2014, creating bespoke print, digital, social and video campaigns for businesses of all sizes – from independent retailers to major industry organisations and manufacturers.

You can reach him here

Justeen Jones

Justeen Jones

Justeen is the Commercial Partnership Director across our country portfolio.  Delivering effective campaigns across our portfolio from social, digital, print, sponsorship and events.

You can reach her here 

UK Contact


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