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Sutherland sharpshooters score success in Ireland


By Ali Morrison

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Young Sutherland sharpshooter Hamish Munro carved a name for himself at the Crossmore Clay Pigeon Club in Ireland last month.

Captaining the junior Scottish DTL Shooting team, Hamish competed in the European Open, the British Open and the Home Nations International, all held from July 19-22.

Father and son Marcus and Hamish Munro run the Highland Shooting Centre at Altas, near Lairg.
Father and son Marcus and Hamish Munro run the Highland Shooting Centre at Altas, near Lairg.

At the European Open, Hamish’s consistent shooting earned him an impressive fourth place in the juniors category.

Hamish overcame tricky weather conditions to emerge as the overall winner in the juniors at the Home International. His remarkable feat also saw him clinch the titles of Junior Captain High Gun and Scotland Junior High Gun.

On the final day of the event, Hamish delivered a jaw-dropping performance, scoring an almost perfect 100/297 and securing the prestigious Junior High Gun title at the British Open.

Hamish’s dad Marcus Munro, also made his mark at Crossmore, achieving the highest new cap for Scotland.

Father and son Marcus and Hamish Munro run the Highland Shooting Centre at Altas, near Lairg.
Father and son Marcus and Hamish Munro run the Highland Shooting Centre at Altas, near Lairg.

Notably, the Scotland senior team achieved a historic milestone by claiming the Bywell Cup against England for the first time ever.

The Munro family, who run the Highland Shooting Centre (HSC) at Burnside Croft, Altass, near Lairg, are looking to expand by installing an Olympic Trap layout and Olympic Skeet layout alongside two new revamped DTL facilities.

Mr Munro senior said: “We are keen to develop a facility in the north that will give other up-and-coming shooters based in the Highlands the opportunity to develop their skills and become champions.

“This will obviously require a great deal of effort and investment but we are confident that HSC can become a centre of excellence which will not only draw people to the area but also create employment opportunities."


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