Scottish Archery is the Scottish Governing Body for Archery in Scotland, we are affiliated to the national governing body, ArcheryGB. We are also associated to the Scottish Sports Association and SportScotland. A very inclusive and social sport, archery attracts seniors, juniors, young and old as well as able and disabled all shooting and competing together.
It is normal to get some lessons so that you know and can follow the safety rules and can hit a target with relative accuracy using a simple bow. Most people will do a beginners course at a Club where the course will be run and supervised by experienced archers and coaches. These sessions will allow you to find out if archery is for you, but be warned many find it is!!
All equipment will be provided by the club, so you won't need to supply anything, indeed it is recommended that you do not buy anything until you have sought the advice of the club coach or an experienced club member.
Archery GB's insurance covers beginners for up to six lessons that they receive at a club but if you wish to continue shooting after that, you must become members.
To find your nearest Club simply contact our Regional Administrator. There are about 70 senior clubs and 36 junior clubs throughout the whole of Scotland serving the most densely populated areas. Most offer target archery but we also have some field courses too.
Archery is one of the few sports that can be enjoyed by almost everyone, whether they be able-bodied, or have a disability. It is possibly the only sport where beginners can compete next to an Olympic archer! Archery provides something for everyone - social recreation or fierce competition - Archery offers it all!!
Archery is an Olympic and International sport, and Scottish archers have several annual team opportuntities at County and Scottish level and are regularly on Archery GB Development Squads and shoot for Britain including several who are currently training for the 2012 Paralympics. In 2010 a Scottish Team competed at the Delhi Commonwealth Games. If, however, you are looking for a recreation or hobby local archery clubs will provide that facility.
Registered office: Glenearn Cottage, Edinburgh Road, Cockenzie, Prestonpans, East Lothian, EH32 0HQ