New beginnings and young guns

SUNDAY’S shoot saw June Allison (Hawick) join the team at Braidwood Sporting Clays to help manager Lucy Black with the day to day running of the popular shooting venue as well as the well attended club shoots.

Ms Black told TheSouthern: “We are delighted that June is joining the staff here at Braidwood. She coped admirably on her first shoot on Sunday, without any bother at all.”

Despite the miserable weather the club still enjoyed a respectable turnout of 44 shooting for the Lingerwood Cup. Taking it home on a score of 36 ex40 was Jack Carlyle (Lockerbie).

Two guns tied on second place on a score of 35, Jed Burn (Kelso) and Gordon Boertien (Lockerbie) while Dave Allison (Hawick) and Stuart Dawson (Northumberland) also tied on third place on a score of 34.

Special acknowledgement goes to Joe Davidson (Cockermouth) who at only 14-years-old has been shooting for two years and came in ranking fourth on a score of 32.

Second round saw Boertien take the top spot with a 37 ex40. Donald Livingston (Edinburgh) in second place on 35 and, coming in just behind, was Carlyle shooting two behind his first round score takes third place.

All on 32 Nigel Rock (Kelso), Billy Williamson (Linlithgow) and again young Davidson shot a 32. Boertien also donated his aggregate prize to Davidson which was greeted with applause.

The next shoot at Braidwood is on Sunday, March 10 when the Gamekeeper Trophy and Junior Shield, currently held by Struan Brodie (Denholm), is up for grabs. Entries close at noon - all welcome.