Bobby Spence

Where in Scotland are you from? Robert (but everyone calls me Bobby) George Spence. Kirkwall, Orkney

What discipline(s) do you shoot and who are your coaches? 10m Air Rifle, 50m 3P & 50m Prone and my coach is Anne Grethe Jeppesen

How did you get involved in the sport and what was shooting journey to get on to the performance programme? I got involved in target shooting through my dad. He competed for Orkney many times at the International Islands Games while I was growing up and I guess I caught the bug and wanted to follow in his footsteps! I began at local level moving on to STS events and NSRA Scottish meeting where I got invited to the B Squad (Dev Squad) I did this for 2 years before being promoted into the High performance program (Academy) before rising up to to the High Performance squad. alongside my Scotland squad competing I also continue to compete for my Island at the International Islands Games held every 2 years.

Where you do your shooting? My training is mostly at my local range, a simple 3 lane 25yd setup, but as much as possible I will try to get to the facilities at Meadowbank and Aberdeen both for the facilities and to train alongside my team mates

What are your hopes and plans for the future in terms of your shooting career? Skys the limit!!

Any other interesting non-shooting related fact about yourself that you would like to mention? In 2008 I cycled Lands End to John O Groats for charity. I enjoy watching Formula 1 and I'm a bit of a Sci-Fi geek!