FOLLOWING the tradition of recent years, the format for the annual House of Cheviot Ladies Day held at Braidwood was 40 shots each over five different stands – all under the guiding hand of an experienced team of instructors.
To make it more interesting, the whole event was scored.
The Scotch mist blanketing the ground didn’t seem to detract from the fun being had as other visitors to the ground reported clapping, giggling and cheering as they each got a go.
Hot soup and a buffet lunch provided a welcome break from the damp, and by the time they returned to shoot the rest of their competition, conditions had improved so that it was at least dry in the afternoon.
There is no need to have any previous experience when taking part in these events as the shooting school provides all the necessary equipment.
This year, only five of the girls taking part had their own guns.
Many of the rest were handling shotguns for the first time.
Braidwood welcomed Robin Deas from House of Cheviot to present the prizes. Suzanne Little (Clovenfords) won the magnificent bowl for the second year running, with Helen Ferguson (Eyemouth) runner-up.