Proud grandad Albert as Jo receives British call-up

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Albert Shepherd of Montrose Road, Forfar is delighted with his granddaughter Jo’s recent selection to compete for Great Britain at several international orienteering events this year.

Jo Shepherd has been selected to run in the Orienteering World Cup in Poland and the European Orienteering Championships in the Czech Republic in May and the World Universities Orienteering Championships in Hungary in August.

These selections are a result of Jo winning both the women’s elite class at the prestigious JK International Orienteering Festival in Yorkshire over Easter weekend and the British Universities Championships race near Bristol in February.

Jo lives in Halden, Norway which is a popular training area for elite orienteers and is the daughter of Albert’s son Iain who lives near Inverness.