The first Scottish woman to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal in a prone event for Shooting, Shirley first took up the sport at school in Dollar, before joining the squad at the University of Edinburgh.
Her historic gold came at her first Commonwealth Games in Victoria 1994, winning the 50m Rifle Prone Individual event before taking silver alongside Patricia Littlechild in the Prone Pairs. Four years later she won bronze in both the 3P Pairs, and Prone Pairs, making her only the second Scottish woman to win four Commonwealth Games medals in total.
Daughter Jennifer surpassed her Commonwealth medal tally, taking two gold and a bronze at Delhi 2010, and two further medals at Glasgow 2014, for a total of five. Her younger daughter Seonaid won two bronze medals at Gold Coast 2018 before winning World Championship gold later that year.
- Date of Birth 08/07/1965
- Birth Place Falkirk
- Commonwealth Games Representation 1994, 1998
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Shirley received an MBE in 1995 and was inducted into the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame in 2015