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Barry Buddon Shooting Centre, Carnoustie

All the shooting events in one destination.rugged coastline. Steeped in history. Wildlife sanctuary. 

Barry Buddon Shooting

The Barry Buddon Shooting Centre, one of our satellite venues, will host the Shooting events for Glasgow 2014. The centre sits within dramatic scenery, where the fresh water of the River Tay meets the sea, surrounded by windswept dunes.

Located near Carnoustie on Scotland’s east coast, the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre has a well-established Full Bore firing range that was used for the Edinburgh 1986 Commonwealth Games. With the addition of international-standard temporary Clay Target, Pistol and Small Bore rifle ranges, the venue will allow spectators to experience all Shooting competition formats on one site.

Fast facts

  • In the 15th century, Henry VI dispatched a fleet to capture the King of Scotland. A battle ensued off Barry Buddon but the Scottish ships prevailed and Henry’s fleet was sent home empty handed.
  • The site is a sanctuary for wildlife with official designations including Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and EU Special Area of Conservation (SAC). Shore nesting birds include terns and shell ducks while summer visitors include skylarks, meadow pipits, linnets and stonechats.