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Scottish Twenty Club medal - Robert Mackay 1897/98
Scottish Twenty Club medal - Robert Mackay 1897/98

Gold medal (a) in the shape of an oval belt with buckle, arms of saltire protruding from behind, and lion rampant in the centre. Lettering round the belt reads SCOTTISH TWENTY CLUB INST. 1872. Stamped with the maker's mark JR&S and hallmarks castle, 18, thistle, q (Edinburgh 18 carat gold 1897/98). The medal has a ring at the top which fits into a slot in the presentation box (b), which is covered in dark brown paper with a gold border stamped on the top and the words SCOTTISH TWENTY CLUB, also in gold. The base of the box is lined with purple velvet and the lid with faded purple silk stamped with a gold crown and the retailer's name JAMES ROBERTSON & SON, 101 PRINCES ST. EDINBURGH.
Part of the Robert Mackay collection.
Picture added on 24 April 2008
What was the Scottish Twenty Club? I have an identical medal inherited from my grandfather. I would be grateful for any information you may have.

I cannot find out much information about the Scottish Twenty Club but it appears to be a Scottish mixed regiment shooting competition established in 1872 - Administrator
Added by Alistair Auckland on 05 December 2014
Thank you for the above update, which I should have noticed before.
I understand that my Grandfather was a shooting instructor in the Seaforth Highlanders. Do you have any other contacts who could add to our knowledge
Added by Alistair Auckland on 08 July 2018
I have a similar medal “won by Sgt JSYoung 3rd LRV 1904” - my great grandfather and would love to know what he won it for . It is bronze- maybe he came third,
Added by Gavin Young on 09 November 2018
I too have a gold one of these still in its original case its was my Great grandfathers
I know very little about this and was not able to get any info on it even when in Scotland in 2008
any info much appriciated
Added by Clark Proctor on 23 September 2019
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