Individual clay days in the Rule Valley

Young entrepreneurs in the Rule Valley near Jedburgh have taken diversification to heart.

For Rule Valley Simulated Game at Spittal on Rule, farmed by David and Kate Reddihough, are offering shooting days for individuals, in addition to hosting group days.

David’s brother Jamie said: “Simulated shoots are a great way to get into shooting without the usual large financial outlay.

“What we do at Rule Valley, and especially with our specific standalone days, is provide people with a fun and safe way to shoot, which really comes into its own in the off-season.

The young company of the brothers, Kate, Ben Slater, Glen Donnelly (and Chester the dog) are putting on the additional three days – on July 25 and in September – because of demand.

Jamie continued: “Everyone is welcome. No shooting experience is necessary as our resident instructor will show people how to handle the gun, and take participants through the important safety procedures of the day.”

Simulated days take their format from a traditional driven game day but substitute clays for birds.

The team at Rule Valley have hidden state of the art remote-controlled clay traps on the farm, which fire around 4,000 clays per shoot in random patterns to simulate a real shooting experience.

For more information contact Rule Valley on 01450 870202 or 07793 675947 or email