Archer Andy still the one to beat as he claims fourth successive title

Scottish indoor archery champion Andy Logan
Scottish indoor archery champion Andy Logan
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Two-time European archery champion Andy Logan has reaffirmed his status as national No.1 by claiming first place at the Scottish indoor championships for the fourth successive year.

Logan blew away the competition with a Scottish record score of 287 out of 300 to earn the freestyle recurve title in style at Linlithgow.

The 43-year-old, of High Street, said his most recent success gave him as much satisfaction as when he won his first indoor title in 1990. He has claimed the honour six times in the last 13 years, including in each of the last four tournaments.

“It felt every bit as good this time as last time – the novelty never wears off,” said Logan. “It’s an honour to compete in the event, but even nicer to win it – especially when the competition is so strong.”

Logan, who works at Mainetti in Jedburgh, first shot as a kid and rediscovered both the time and his enthusiasm for the sport in 1999. He is a member of Galashiels club, Red Gauntlet Archers, and practises regularly at Eastcote Archery just outside Hawick.

He and his fellow competitors at West Lothian had 60 attempts at hitting a maximum score of five points from a target, and Logan struck his record score to seal victory.

The Teri bowman has won the Scottish outdoor championships four times, three in the freestyle recurve section and once in the bowhunter category.