Carnoustie’s final countdown!

20130723- Countdown to Commonwealth Games. 'Angus Provost Helen Oswald got some shooting tips from Drew Christie at Auchterhouse Country Sports as the countdown to the Commonwealth Games began. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography. 'No use without payment.

20130723- Countdown to Commonwealth Games. 'Angus Provost Helen Oswald got some shooting tips from Drew Christie at Auchterhouse Country Sports as the countdown to the Commonwealth Games began. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography. 'No use without payment.

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With one year to go the Angus Provost launched the final countdown this week to the arrival of the Commonwealth Games to the county.

On Tuesday Provost Helen Oswald met with 2010 Commonwealth marksman Drew Christie at Auchterhouse Country Sports to mark exactly one year until the opening of the 20th Commonwealth Games.

Barry Buddon training camp will be hosting all of the Glasgow 2014 shooting competitions on the MoD firing ranges when the Games kick off next July.

Mrs Oswald said: “Angus is so proud to be part of one of the world’s biggest sporting events. The county will be celebrating the occasion with the rest of Scotland and making the most of the opportunity to welcome thousands of visitors from across the Commonwealth.

“Joining them next year will be around 350 Commonwealth athletes, dozens of officials and event organisers. I know they will all get a very warm welcome from a hugely enthusiastic and knowledgeable audience of both home and travelling supporters of the sport.”

The range at Barry Buddon last featured in the 1986 Edinburgh Commonwealth Games and saw only the full bore rifle competition held there.

At Glasgow 2014 Barry Buddon will host the full bore, small bore, clay target and pistol shooting competitions fought over by sharpshooters from all over the Commonwealth.

Angus and Dundee councils, the MoD and other agencies, are working closely with the Glasgow 2014 organisers to ensure all the necessary arrangements are in place.

Angus Council has a steering group of elected members, officers and partner agencies, working together to co-ordinate local activities, from licensing to tourism; business support to legacy sports development; participation of schools to funding for community events; and a whole host of other areas.

To find out more about the area’s preparations for Glasgow 2014 visit www.angus.gov.uk/games2014