Charity clay shoot raises £204,000 for Prince’s Trust
Organised by CR Smith chairman Gerard Eadie, the event has secured more than £1.2m over the past 8 years to help disaffected young people fulfill their potential.
Some 400 guests attended, including 180 competing in sporting, flush and flypast events alongside professional guns and pledged generous bids for an array of prestigious auction prizes.
They included senior executives from RBS, RMJM, Hunter Boot Ltd, Clyde Blowers, John Clark Group, James Keiller Estates, Marsh Knight Real Estate, Compass Group and Tods Murray.
A Spanish shooting break, to hunt deer, moufflon and wild boar went for £8,000 and a day’s Ptarmigan shooting at Invercauld Estate with luxury helicopter transport to the mountain top raised £15,500.
Supporting the event was celebrity chef Nick Nairn, who opened his cook school for the day; while Harvey Nichols in Edinburgh staged a fashion show.
Gerard Eadie, vice-chair of The Prince’s Trust in Scotland, said: “The shoot is a fantastic event and raises a great deal of money which all stays in Scotland. But it also highlights the commitment The Prince’s Trust makes to help disadvantaged young people turn their lives around.”
Top guns were Peter Cracroft in the amateur category; Bob Clarke in the game shot category while Commonwealth Games medallist, Ian Marsden, took the top professional gun.
Top Amateur Gun – Peter Cracroft, RAF.
Amateur Flush Team – The Leith Agency.
Amateur Team – Compass Group.
Top Lady – Karen Grant, ASCO.
Game Shot Gun – Bob Clarke, ESS.
Game Shot Flush Team – Team Delson.
Game Shot Team – Team Kinsey.
Flypast – Harry Taylor & Co.
Professional Gun – Ian Marsden.
Professional Flush Team – Hendy, Ramsay & Waters.
Professional Team – James Keiller Estates.