The man from Lamancha likes his guns

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AN OUTDOOR centre in Lamancha is aiming to put on a new activity every year, writes Sally Gillespie.

Young entrepreneur Jamie Flynn set up Don Coyote Outdoor Centre a year ago with off-road go-karts.

This year, the 22-year-old is throwing clay pigeon shooting into the mix.

He said: “The nearest other place for clay pigeon shooting is Braidwood at Selkirk and I thought it would be a good idea.”

He gained his instructors’ ticket through the Scottish Clay Target Association and is so far attracting lots of stag parties keen to try their hand.

Flynn told TheSouthern: “It’s exciting, exhilarating – it is a gun, after all – and when you hit the target it’s really satisfying.”

The young entrepreneur offers instruction to clients of all stages, from beginners to advanced shooters, and the session includes instruction, clays, cartridges and use of one of the centre’s shotguns. Shooters with their own shotgun licenses are also welcome.

Jamie grew up used to the idea of outdoors activities and running your own business – his family has the Lamancha 4x4 off road centre at Ruddenleys Farm where Jamie also set up his own business in October 2010.

“It’s what I always wanted to do. I finished school and went to university to study business and came back and started up,” he said.

The Robert Gordon University graduate has Honda Pacer off-road go-karts which cover a 1km track.

“It’s really going well, it’s something different to what else is on offer and it’s on a grass track (rather than the usual tarmac) which is a bit different. We get lots of stag parties and families and we’ve had a couple of hen parties,” he said.

He’s already thinking up next year’s new activity, which for the moment looks set to be archery.

For more information visit www.doncoyote.co.uk or phone 01968 661066.