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DURING the first seven days of July, Selkirk Rifle Club members competed against almost 200 target shooters from all over the UK at the NSRA Scottish Meeting, held this year at Castletown.

Despite very windy and blustery conditions, the team from Selkirk – Bill Vaughan, Keith Nixon, Daniel Burton, Ian Burton and team manager Jim MacDougal – shot well, bagging a number of trophies and accolades.

Daniel Burton (15) won his first trophy at a national meeting with a top place in one of the 100yds competitions, along with a number of third places in the other competitions (50m and 100yds).

Vaughan shot well during the week, culminating in the Earl Haig competition (50m and 100yds) where he came a very respectable seventh.

Nixon had a good week in the main competitions, placing in the top third of his group and beating some of the top shots on the final day, despite the dreadful windy conditions.

Ian Burton shot well all week and came second in his grouping overall with a number of first places in individual competitions and top three placings in others, culminating in promotion to the national A class.

For Ian, the highlight of the week was being selected to shoot against England in the Home Countries International – his first Scotland cap.