Clay Pigeon Shooting in Edinburgh

Clay pigeon shooting in Edinburgh is an exciting and challenging sport, ideal for both group and solo participation. Our purpose-built clay pigeon shooting range in Edinburgh offers you the perfect way to challenge friends at your Scottish stag or hen event, or colleagues as part of a team-building exercise.

Our Clay Pigeon Shooting Range

Our Edinburgh shooting range has four butts which have been designed to enable a wide variety of clay target shooting options, with ‘birds’ crossing, incoming and travelling away – allowing you to develop your skill and increase the difficulty at your own pace.

Our Team of Expert Instructors

Our veteran instructors have a wealth of experience and are some of the best shooters in Scotland, they will have you hitting the targets in no time to get the thrill of seeing your exploding clay pigeon mid-flight.

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Check out the most important information you need to know below!

» Location: MadMax Adventures, Edinburgh
» On site time: 1.5 hours
» Activity time: 1 hours
» Restrictions: 14 yrs +
» Activity cost: £60.00 per person

For any queries or concerns regarding out clay pigeon shooting adventure, feel free to contact us today.

Information Pack: Clay Pigeon Shooting 

New to clay pigeon shooting? Read our guide below to help you prepare for your stag/hen do clay shooting session with your friends:

What To Expect

Our clay pigeon shooting range outside Edinburgh is purpose built with a line of four butts offering a variety of “birds” including crossing, incoming and away. You will have 25 cartridges with more available for purchase on the day and unlimited clays.

Instruction is progressive, with easier incoming birds to start and more difficult away and crossing birds to test, challenge and entertain. A great experience, particularly satisfying when the clay “explodes” high in the sky!

What is Clay Pigeon Shooting?

Clay pigeon shooting is a popular, on-the-rise sport that involves shooting flying clay targets with a shotgun rifle. This exciting and challenging sport is a fun experience that incorporates both friendly competition and thrills, as you slowly improve your skill to shoot the target into a million pieces.

Madmax Adventures clay pigeon shooting course has on-site veteran instructors that can provide easy-to-follow instructions. But, if you want to improve your shooting skills, below are some tips for clay pigeon shooting.

Clay Pigeon Shooting Tips

  • Try and follow the pigeon’s flight, as it can be unpredictable whether it will rise or drop, speed up or slow down, or turn left or right. Once you get an estimation, you can predict where to shoot the clay target.
  • Watch the bird before you shoot. It’s easier to predict where they go once you identify where they shoot from. 
  • Have fun! Our range is all about creating fun memories with your friends. So don’t be discouraged if you miss your targets, it happens. But don’t forget to have fun with the game.

What are clay pigeons made of?

Clay pigeons are made from a mixture of chalk and pitch and are created to withstand high speeds (being launched at up to 35 miles per hour). 

Are clay pigeons environmentally friendly? 

A clay pigeon is not made from clay (as most would commonly acknowledge) but instead are made out of petroleum pitch/resin and talc mixed. These materials are considered harmful to the environment.

We at Madmax Adventures ensure that our ranges are properly maintained to minimize toxic distribution as much as possible. 

Are clay pigeons harmful to animals? 

As mentioned, clay pigeons contain toxic materials that can be considered harmful to the environment. 

However, our instructors at Madmax always ensure that our range is as clean and environmentally friendly as possible for any wildlife. 

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Need To Know

» Our instructors are members of BASC (British Association of Sport & Conservation)
» Our clay shooting range has police approval under the provisions 11(6) of the Firearms Act 1968.
» Our clay range uses fully automatic traps
» Spectators are welcome to attend but would need to wait at Reception

Maxed Out!

We know MadMax will give you memories to last a lifetime, but why not also take  home a souvenir.

MadMax have launched their new t-shirts which can be purchased on site for £16.


 Not Sure Whether Clay Pigeon Is The Right Activity?

No problem at all. What’s great about MadMax Adventures is that our activities do not end here. We have a variety of outdoor activities to choose from, which include:

Quad Bike Safari

This activity will have you using one of our modern Honda Four Trax quad bikes and trail along the Scottish terrains.

Highland Games

Hold your own mini highlands games in Edinburgh and put your skill and strength to the test against your mates!


Judge who the most accurate bow and arrow user is within your group, with our popular archery activity.

We have more games available, and will be sure that one of them will be to your liking, so check out our activities today.

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