A warm welcome to all from The Ancient Society of Kilwinning Archers
The indoor session at Kilwinning (indoor season only and restricted for experienced archers) will be every Wednesday, at Kilwinning Academy from 7-10 pm, and at Greenwood Academy, Dreghorn, from 7-10 pm every Thursday, when we will also cater for beginners.
To find out more, contact the club secretary by email :
August 2023 UPDATE
The Drummond Papingo held on the 19th of August is the 8th anniversary of this event and the afternoon started very wet and windy. However, the archers of Kilwinning were undaunted by the poor weather conditions and shooting got underway with the first arrow being shot at 1:56pm. The archers shoot one at a time in turn, as we do at Kilwinning, and this year the first hit was by Jim Bilby, on the third round, with the 37th arrow. The next hit was by Dave Tough, on the fourth round, with the 59th arrow. At this point, the heavy rain started to subside, and the weather slowly improved, although the wind continued to be strong and gusty. Grant Mclellan scored the next hit, on the fifth round, with the 62nd arrow. Grant struck again on the next round, with the 77tharrow. This meant it would now require three hits to beat him. Rosemary Frame got a hit, on the last round, with the 102nd arrow. There were no further hits and the winners were as follows.
1st Grant Mclellan – Gold medal and the Drummond Silver Arrow.
2nd Jim Bilby – Silver Medal
3rd Dave Tough – Bronze Medal and Drummond rosette
4th Rosemary Frame
The club offers its Thanks to Lady Jane Willoughby and Drummond Castle Estates for hosting this event and we look forward to returning next year to continue what is now becoming a tradition for this part of Scotland.
ASKA Youth Team at Youth Fest
Congratulations to Olivia, Shay and Cairn.
August Saturday 5th 2023
This year Jim, Brian and Franny attended the BLBS Scottish Clout Championship which was won by our very own Jim Bilby on Saturday the 5th of August.
June 2023 UPDATE
On June 2023 we had the Hunterston Clout shoot take place. Dave Tough won the Hunterston Horn which was presented to him by Madam Pauline Hunter. Jim Bilby won Bill Petrie trophy, for first longbow also presented by Madam Pauline Hunter. Francis Arcaro won 3rd place. It was a wonderful bright and warm day.
May 2023 UPDATE
Today was our outdoor Opening Shoot (7th May 2023).
This is the photo of all of the winning Archers (see below). We are incredibly proud of the entire club and it was a wonderful day with exceptional weather.