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Two injured in shooting accident near Braemar

Two people have been injured in a shooting accident close to the Queen's Balmoral Estate.

A man and a woman in their 20s were flown to hospital following the accident at the Invercauld Estate near Braemar in Aberdeenshire on Thursday.

Estate factor Simon Blackett said both suffered leg injuries which were not life-threatening.

Grampian police said they were aware of the shooting, but it was "not a criminal matter".

A spokesman said the shooting was accidental and two people were flown to Raigmore hospital in Inverness.

It is understood they were released from the hospital on Friday.

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