Scotland call up for Brechin shooter

Pictured is Ken Bruce

Pictured is Ken Bruce

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A Brechin farm worker is represent his country at a shooting competition this weekend, after qualifying at an event in June.

Ken Bruce (44) qualified for the Scottish team following his performance at the Auchterhouse Country Sports on June 27 and 28.

He is due to travel with the team to Waterford, Republic of Ireland, and shoot in the Home Counties international competition and British open on July 17 and 18.

Ken explained: “We will each shoot one hundred targets per day in a five man squad.

“These targets (clay pigeons) are thrown away from the shooter from the trap at approximately 60 miles per hour and the shooter is allowed to fire a maximum of two shots at that target.

“Scoring three points for breaking the clay with the first shot and two points for the second shot.”

Ken also thanked those who made his qualification for the team possible. He commented: “It’s only been possible to qualify for Scottish Team with the support from my sponsor Broad Wealth Management Ltd in Laurencekirk - Rob and Shelly have been very good to me.

Ken also paid tribute to his family and his employer for their help in qualifying, continuing: “My wife Barbara for the words of encouragement when things weren’t going to plan, my parents for the vast amount of dog sitting duties, it’s greatly appreciated and my employer, Mr Sim, Kincraig farm, for being so accommodating.”