Bowhill beginnings shoot Jamie to USA

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A FORMER Selkirkshire resident has been included in the Scottish Rifle Team who departed for their tour to the USA this week.

Jamie Campbell attended Ettrickbridge Primary School and learned to shoot while his family were living on Bowhill Estate.

Jamie is to represent his country for the first time when he joins the squad of 14 men and two women who will take part in four individual tournaments and three team matches over the course of 22 days, at distances up to 1,000 yards, culminating in test matches against the USA and Canada on March 7 and 14.

Jamie’s dad, Niall, told The Southern: “Hopefully Jamie’s success will encourage youngsters to take up the sport by starting with small-bore rifle shooting at the new range near Midlem.”

Jamie captained Aberdeen and Scottish Universities rifle teams before taking a 14-year gap to concentrate on a career in mechanical engineering. He now works in corporate strategy and lives in Sussex with his wife and their two black Labs.