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

Drummond Papingo

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.

Grant being presented with the Drummond Silver Arrow.

ASKA Youth Team at Youth Fest

Congratulations to our incredible Youth Team at Youth Fest. We are so fortunate to have such talents within ASKA and our young archers were absolutely incredible.
Youth Fest 2
Compound Youth Mixed Pairs (CYX3) – Tier 3
Cairn Boyd – Gold
Olivia Kendal – Bronze
Home nations
Olivia Kendal (Cadet Compound Mixed Pairs) – Silver
Team events
Shay Boyd (Recurve U21 Men Team) – Silver
Overall rankings for Youthfest 
U21 male recurve.
Shay 6th (new PB)
Compound Youth Women
Olivia 15th
Compound Under 18 Men
Cairn 9th (new PB)
Olivia shot in a single category with all ages of Compound women U21 as there were not enough for individual categories. Cairn had to shoot with U18 men for same reason. 
They both did exceptionally well considering they were up against the best in the country with way more experience, including GB squad members. 
Overall Scottish Juniors secured 24 medals in total besting last year by 2 medals.

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.

Dave Tough winning the Hunterston Horn. Presented by Madam Pauline Hunter.
Jim Bilby winning Bill Petrie trophy, for first longbow.
Francis Arcaro in 3rd place recieving his medal. Presented by Madam Pauline Hunter

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.