Great Game Fairs of Ireland honour for Ballycarry man

Derek Beattie is pictured (left) receiving his award from Paul Pringle, NI Editor of Irish Country Sports & Country Life magazine and web portal.  INLT 27-650-CON
Derek Beattie is pictured (left) receiving his award from Paul Pringle, NI Editor of Irish Country Sports & Country Life magazine and web portal. INLT 27-650-CON

Ballycarry gunsmith Derek Beattie has been honoured with an accolade from the Great Game Fairs of Ireland.

The long-time champion of the sport of shooting was praised by Albert Titterington, director of the Great Game Fairs of Ireland, for his willingness to share his expertise with others and for his campaigning work on behalf of both the gun trade and shooters through his work as secretary of the NI Firearms Dealers Association.

Albert said: “Derek’s business, C F Beattie & Son in Ballycarry, is a genuine go-to destination for anyone interested in the sport of shooting.”

Derek is pictured (left) receiving his award from Paul Pringle, NI editor of Irish Country Sports and Country Life magazine and web portal.