Barry Buddon provided an exciting battleground for the shooting section of Glasgow 2014 this week with plenty of tense competitions and even some chaotic weather.
The MoD training ground between Carnoustie and Monifieth was turned into an international hub for the Commonwealth Games with hundreds of athletes and thousands of spectators descending on the venue over the course of the five days of competition.
Although Friday was a scorcher, Saturday’s weather proved troublesome, delaying the Queen’s Prize Pairs and even affecting the indoor events with the outdoor medal ceremony for the Women’s 25m Air Pistol held over to the Sunday.
But according to full bore shooter and half of Team Scotland’s Queen’s Prize Pairs entry, Angus McLeod, the weather was par for the course.
He said: “In full bore rifle you are battling against the elements. It was damp but it could have been worse.”
“This is a normal day at work for us and Barry Buddon is famous for its weather.”
Jon Doig, chef de mission for Team Scotland, was very proud of his squad, he said: “Our athletes have been truly inspired by the magnificent home support and I am confident that there are many more athletes yet to contribute to an outstanding team performance, determined to make Scotland proud.”
Head over to www.guideandgazette.co.uk or www.arbroathherald.co.uk to see some of the videos and slideshows we produced during the competition.