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Clay shoot raises £193,000 for the Prince’s Trust

And the event has now raised more than £1million since it began in 2001.

The shoot, at Auchterhouse Country Sports, near Dundee, was a complete sell-out and attracted some of the shooting world’s leading shots and Scotland’s top business people.

Graham Stirzaker, Ian Massie and Jay Steel took the individual honours, while teams from the Tullybelton Estate, Cardeney Sporting Estates and RAF Leuchars also collected prizes.

This year, supported by Commonwealth Games shooting gold medallist, Ian Marsden, Royal Bank of Scotland boss, Sir Fred Goodwin, and a host of celebrities, including former Three Degrees singer Sheila Ferguson, the shoot attracted 375 people, making up 44 teams, their partners and their guests.

There were also a record number of ladies and Anne Gardner won an additional category, Top Amateur Lady.

Gerard Eadie, vice chair of the Trust in Scotland, who hosted the event, said:

“It is always a great pleasure to stage the shoot. The atmosphere, the quality of the shooting competition and the funds raised, just get better each year.

Tickets always sell out incredibly quickly, but we’re looking at creating space for new teams next year.

In particular, I would like to bring an international flavour to the 2008 event and hope to attract likeminded, interesting people from beyond Scotland and the UK who will add to the day.”