Our highly experienced instructors are passionate about shooting, so whether you are a beginner or advanced shot, the county clays team will ensure you have an enjoyable and fun session in a picturesque environment. For those looking to focus on technique, training and development, all of our instructors are APSI certified.
Clark Taylor. At the age of 12 Clark had his first encounter breaking clays and was instantly hooked. As a young man he found a way to bring his love of the sport to others by completing a degree in sports coaching and becoming an advanced APSI shooting instructor. Clark is realising his ambition as the manager and lead instructor at County Clays, taking a patient and encouraging approach with his clients. He enjoys sharing his passion with others and is proud to create an experience that will not be forgotten at County Clays.
Ian Montgomery has represented Scotland in clays target shooting on numerous occasions. During this time he has gained a vast amount of experience and knowledge in the field of sporting shooting which he willingly shares with all at county clays. Monty is an APSI certified instructor.
Eddy Buchan was introduced to the shooting world at a young age by helping out at competitive events before starting as an apprentice shooting instructor at Dunkeld Park. Eddy has since gained recognition for his flair at teaching children and is coaching at the prestigious Strathallan academy as their shooting instructor, who continue to win numerous awards representing Scotland. He holds an APSI fellowship for his extensive coaching experience.
The Baron Charlie Lush shot his first grouse at the age of 12, his shooting/hunting career is both varied and extensive. He has coached thousands of clients throughout his time and always has a story to share. He is an impressive archer, our in house “Robin Hood” and has a passion for fishing and dog handling. His enthusiasm lies with the outdoors and he enjoys teaching children the core skills for fishing, from casting techniques down to the basics of tying a fly.
Bruce Reid has over 40 years experience in shooting and most country pursuits and has been known to catch a prize fish or two. Bruce shoots clays to a high standard and his passion lies with game shooting, therefore, he excels on the driven stands and enjoys coaching same. He is an APSI qualified instructor.
Bill Morrison has been shooting for many years and is a top shot on the sporting club leaders board. He is also an APSI instructor, working part-time at the range. He is always happy to give advice and tuition to both novice shooters and those who shoot on a more regular basis.
Ian Davidson has a wealth of shooting experience, both rifle and shotgun, from a coaching perspective target shooting is his niche. Ian like Bill is APSI trained and works part-time at the range. What he finds most enjoyable about the job is dealing with new people, ensuring they enjoy their day and that they leave the range with the best of memories.
Finn Davidson is our part-time Caddy and County Clays “cover boy”. He is a keen shot and is becoming a known face in the competitive world of Clay Pigeon shooting, only recently winning the East of Scotland Championship. Finn is a natural to sport and really enjoys his shooting but also enjoys fishing in his spare time. He is enthusiastic to learn the ropes and enjoys getting involved in the setup and preparation of our events.