Sutherland clay pigeon shooter Hamish Munro retains Scottish junior champion trophy
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Well-known Sutherland marksmen Marcus and Hamish Munro have had another run of clay pigeon shooting success.
Father and son competed in the recent Scottish Open Double Rise contest and the English and British Open Double Rise Championships.
The Munro family run the Highland Shooting Centre at Burnside, Altass, near Lairg, and have ambitious plans to expand by installing an Olympic Trap layout and Olympic Skeet layout alongside two new revamped DTL facilities.
The Scottish Open Double Rise was held at Strathyre, Perthshire, during the first weekend in September.
Hamish shot his way into number one place to retain the Scottish junior champion trophy.
During the double rise competition Marcus and Hamish shared third place overall with 82/100, but the trophy was won by another top Highland marksman, Mark Campbell from Caithness, with a score of 86/100.
The English and British Open Double Rise Championships were held at Bywell Shooting Ground, Felton, Morpeth, in Northumberland, from August 24-27.
Hamish was on top form, coming away with yet another British Open title - junior double rise champion.
His father said: “The day before the British Double Rise Championships, Hamish also shot in the English Open Double Rise.
“He faced some stiff opposition and had to settle for second in the junior section, which was a good result as this is a discipline Hamish hardly ever shoots in and never practices.
“As part of the new development at Highland Shooting Centre, a DTL double rise is planned to allow more opportunities for Highland based shooters to practise this discipline.”
Marcus also had a good day at Bywell, competing in the DTL single barrel Krieghoff open. He won a class cash prize and a substantial cash pay-out for shooting the last 50 straight, finishing on 97/100.
Hamish's recent success come in the wake of his achievements in July at the Crossmore Clay Pigeon Club in Ireland, when he came overall winner in the Home International juniors.
The planned new developments at Highland Shooting Centre are aimed at providing Highland based shooters access to top level facilities to train, practise and compete in Down the Line (DL); Skeet, both Olympic (OS) and national (NS); Automatic Ball Trap (ABT); Olympic trap (OT) and Double Rise (DR).
Marcus said: “We are keen to speak to anyone interested in getting involved with the proposed developments and also people who would use the facilities when completed.”
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