Grant boosts shooting aim

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A LOCAL sports star has been given a helping hand thanks to a £1000 grant from Comet and SportsAid.

Aspiring shooting star Jonathan Barron from Lasswade was set to be presented with the cheque today.

Already competing at a national level, Jonathan, 18, was recently top junior performer in the Scottish Squad at the 2011 Scotland versus New Zealand match.

He will put the funding towards his training so he can work towards his ultimate goal of representing Great Britain in an international tournament.