A local man who is to represent Team Scotland in Pistol Shooting at the Games has been given a large donation.

Alan Ritchie, 41 from Johnstone, is celebrating after a donation of £1,500 was awarded to help him achieve his ambition.

The donation was made by University of the West of Scotland where he currently studies.

Alan is currently number 1 in Scotland in the sport and this will be his fourth Commonwealth Games.

Alan said “I am delighted to have been selected to represent Scotland at the Commonwealth Games.

“I am really grateful to the university for the financial support that I have received”.

Good luck Alan, hope it’s GOLD!