The Scottish Borders and surrounding countryside are well known for the excellent sporting shooting

The estates around Peebles can offer a wide range of pheasant shooting, game shooting and limited Grouse shooting from rough days to full driven days on high pheasants. Many of our guests choose to arrange their own shooting days out however we can put together packages for you should you request us to do so.  

The Tontine is the perfect hotel, at the heart of the Scottish Borders in vibrant Peebles, for your next shooting break. We offer a secure gun storage room, a spacious drying room and we welcome dogs!

Popular Shooting Seasons in the Borders

Shooting – Red Grouse: Semi-driven and walked-up (August 12th – December 10th)
Shooting – Pheasant: Driven, semi-driven and walked up (October 1st – February 1st)

Deer Stalking/Hunting – Roe Bucks: April 1st – October 20th
Deer Stalking/Hunting – Roe Does: October 21st – March 31st
Deer Stalking/Hunting – Sika Stags: July 1st – October 20th
Deer Stalking/Hunting – Sika Hinds: October 21st – February 15th

Other Field Sports – Falconry: Rabbit, pheasant, hare and grouse hawking holidays available.

Both deer stalking and game shooting requires that you spend the best part of the day outdoors, often moving over rough terrain.  After an enjoyable day in the great outdoors return to warmth and hospitality of The Tontine for some rest and relaxation, a hot shower and a few pre-dinner drinks in the Tweeddale Shoot bar whilst discussing the events of the day, before moving through to the Adam Room for a delicious 3-course dinner.  We have options for private dining, parties and business meetings too.

Clay Shooting in the Borders

There are two places to shoot clays in the Scottish Borders.

Bislay at Braidwood
Bislay clay pigeon shooting ground can be found in Selkirk, just a short drive from the Tontine Hotel. It offers Rifle, Air Rifle and clay shooting, as well as private and corporate events. To find out more, visit:

Don Coyote Outdoor Centre
The Don Coyote Outdoor Centre offers a range of shooting, including Clay Pigeon Shooting, .22 Rifle Shooting, Archery and Air Rifle Shooting. A perfect day out which can be ended with a stay out the Tontine. To find out more, visit:

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