Borders College

Gamekeepers sample laser simulation training

NC Gamekeeping students from Borders College were recently treated to some high tech simulated shotgun and firearm training, courtesy of BASC’s (British Association for Shooting and Conservation) state of the art laser shooting training programme, as used by the GB Olympic clay shooting team.


Borders College was the first Scottish College to use this excellent software which can be personalised for each individual shooter’s requirements and abilities. This opportunity came about as a result of the College working closely with BASC for many years, and as a treat for the students for winning the recent Field to Fork competition.

Gamekeeping Lecturer Alan Tweedie said: “Events like these allow the College to work closely with industry contacts in order to deliver the best training available to its Gamekeeping students. It is hoped this will become an annual event.”

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Pictured are the NC Gamekeeping students with Alan Tweedie.

Published: Thu 16th Mar, 2017