Willie is top gun

Left to right, Tommy Galashan, David McMath, Bryan Carson, Willie Little and Douglas Brown.
Left to right, Tommy Galashan, David McMath, Bryan Carson, Willie Little and Douglas Brown.

Kirkcudbright Gun Club held its final shoot of the season on Sunday, September 1, with a field of 23 guns.

There was a strong, blustery wind which made conditions difficult for the contestants, but despite that there were several good scores.

Willie Little, club captain, was High Gun, with a score of 144/150, closely followed by Bryan Carson of Gelston on 142.

Willie also won the Dewar Trophy for the winning score for events 1 and 2, after a shoot off with Tommy Galashan of Whauphill, Colin Maxwell of Kirkcudbright and Stuart Nichol of Gatehouse.

Willie also lifted the veterans’ trophy – a very good day for the captain!

The side trap was once again organised by Douglas Brown of Newton Stewart and the winner was young David McMath of Castle Douglas, followed by Douglas himself, and third was Tommy Galashan.

The leading scores were as follows.

Event 1: P Allison, A McKeand (30); I Edmonds, W Little (29); C Maxwell, C McKeand, S Nichol (28)

Event 2: T Galashan (45); J Little, C Maxwell, B Carson, S Nichol (44); W Little (43); D Thomson, B Spence (42); C McKeand, (41); I Edmonds (40)

Event 3: W Little, B Carson (72); D McMath, C McKeand (70); D Brown, C Maxwell, T Galashan, S Nichol (68); M Stuart, A Gordon (64); B Cowie, B Spence (63); P Allison, A Carson (62).