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We are excited to inform you that we are days away from opening our doors on Monday 15th June

As of Monday, our opening times will resume as normal

Be assured when shopping in store that multiple measures are in place to ensure staff and customers are always safe and exposure is kept to a minimum. Staff will be cleaning surfaces, door handles etc regularly and there will be hand sanitiser at stations

There will be signage clearly visible around the shop which must always be adhered to. Reminding you about the 2m rule and social distancing. We regret to inform you that toilets will strictly be for staff only. We have installed a protective screen at our till and will encourage safe distancing when shopping with us. We do also encourage that payments are made by card where possible

Many of you will know we have plenty of floor space in store, however, if we feel customer number are increasing, we may ask you to queue. There is plenty of free parking directly outside the doors if you are asked to wait

During these busy spells we kindly ask if you could keep your visit swift to minimise exposure

We look forward to seeing you all soon!

Be kind, stay safe!


Continuing to follow both Government and GTA guidelines we will be opening the shop by appointment only

Phone line remains open during normal working hours 09:00 - 17:30. Please call this number 01748 822108 to arrange a visiting time. This way we can ensure we are all operating as safe as possible for both staff and customers.

Please be aware that this appointment only trading is for essential users who require items to do their job. This will include gamekeepers, vermin/pest control, crop protection.

We hope to be opening our store fully on 15th June.


Although our shops are currently closed to the public our website is still available to process all orders...


Our phone line remains open to all who have any questions, queries regarding ordering

All estates and account holders can still book products down onto their account

Alternatively, any questions, orders and collections queries please email as all our staff have access to email at home and will respond as normal with the best possible plan for you


Following the latest Government speech on the evening of 23/03/20


We will update you as and when new information comes to light

Once again from everyone at Gilsans, we wish you all well during these unpresidented times

Date: 23/03/20

Following the latest developments and guidance from the Government regarding social distancing and the drastic increase of positive cases we have decided to restrict our opening hours until further notice.

We have made the decision to only open 9am-11am from Monday to Saturday.

Anyone that wishes to visit the store please make sure you do so within these new opening hours.

We may also make the decision to open by appointment for gun sales only.

If you do wish to purchase instore, please get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate you. Simultaneously keeping in place all Government guidance during your visit. Be assured that vigorous cleaning regimes have been taking place since the outbreak and will continue to do so.

Our highest priority is the wellbeing of our staff, customers and all our families.

Otherwise, you can continue to browse and purchase our range online at Visit our fully up to date website where you will find sales and discounted products throughout.

Alternatively, we will remain contactable by:

Email -

Facebook - Gilsans Facebook

Instagram - Gilsans Instagram

At this difficult time, we wish you the best of health and strongly encourage everyone to follow the Government guidelines. It is in all our interests to help slow the spread of Covid-19.

Please share this latest news update from Gilsans so everyone can be made aware and makes necessary visiting/contact choices.

Thank you for your understanding and wishing you all the best

Date: 18/03/20

To all our friends and valued customers,

This is a brief message from Gilsans of Yorkshire regarding our current position and the situation which is affecting the UK at present.

All the staff at Gilsans are committed to ensure the safety of the public, themselves, friends and families. Hygiene standards are of upmost importance, especially during the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Improved hygiene controls have been implemented to ensure increased levels of cleaning of door handles, surfaces, toilets and card machines throughout the working day. Staff are regularly washing their hands and will encourage minimal physical contact. This is to ensure that all staff and premises are safe for all customers to visit.

If you do not want to enter the store but wish to collect items, such as cartridges, please feel free to park outside and a member of staff will load your vehicle.

If you cannot or do not wish to visit our stores to purchase face to face please be confident that our website is up to date, live and functioning properly. Visit to see all our latest stock. All orders are processed, and where possible, shipped the same day. Otherwise please feel free to call us on 01748822108 and a member of staff will be more than happy to help.

We are all in this together and there is a lot of uncertainty about what is going to happen in the upcoming months. We ask that you do keep in touch with us during this time and we will do our best to ensure the best customer service possible. Contact us directly by email, phone or via Facebook and Instagram. Any changes to our opening times will be posted on our media platforms.

The team are closely following Government advice for the UK and Ireland following the guidelines laid out by the Government.

As it stands, Gilsan stores in Melsonby and Leyburn are operating as normal with normal opening hours.

From everyone at Gilsans,

As a small independent business, we would like to thank you for your continued support, and we hope you are all safe and well amid these uncertain and testing times.


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