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Return to Indoor Archery Sessions

The Society’s indoor archery sessions have now resumed. 

Archery sessions will be held at Kilwinning Academy , every Wednesday evening, from the 8th of September, 2021 until the 20th of April 2022 (7pm-10pm).  Note -these sessions are for experienced archers.

Archery sessions will be held at Greenwood Academy, every Thursday evening (7:30pm-10pm).


Congratulations to Shay Boyd

Shay Boyd, one of our Junior members, achieved the bronze medal for 3rd place in the Recurve Cadet Men category at the Commonwealth Youth Championships for Europe being held at Lillieshall on the 26th July 2021 and was also a member of the Cadet Mixed team that achieved 2nd place in the same competition.


Outdoor Shooting Resumes at McGavin Park

Club Nights will resume at McGavin Park, on Wednesday evenings (7-10pm). The first will be held on Wednesday (9th June). A COVID Risk Assessment and Procedure have been produced, and those attending the session must adhere to these rules and conditions. A copy of these documents will be sent to all members of the Society. 

School Work

We recently worked with the local school.  Here is the lovely feedback letter we received-

St. Anthony’s Primary School

Head Teacher: Shirley May Carr

Date:   4th June 2021

Dear Kilwinning Archers

We are writing to thank you for the unforgettable experience that you provided for us during the P7 activity week. We appreciate all of the work and effort that you put in to give us this opportunity. The Archery was really great fun and we loved how you took the time to explain the safety rules and how to shoot an arrow. We were amazed at how well we all managed to hit the target! Here are some of our thoughts from our time with you:

“Thank you for giving up your time to help us with activity week”

“My favourite activity was Archery by a mile!”

“Thank you for teaching us and letting us borrow your bow and arrows”

“Francis and the team were really funny and made it even more enjoyable”

We will leave primary school feeling that we have had the same opportunities as other school years. The memories we have will last a lifetime and for that we will always be grateful.

Yours sincerely

The boys and girls of Primary 7

Juniors Update


Zoe a Junior Master Bowman at 10 years old (above)



Society President Stuart Wilson comments that it is really great to see our junior archers doing so well.

Congratulations to them all.

Cairn Boyd, Shay Boyd & Zoe Moore holding up the gold medals they won for winning their classes in the Penicuik 1440 shoot on the 8th September.
Cairn Boyd, Shay Boyd & Zoe Moore holding up the gold medals they won for winning their classes in the Penicuik 1440 shoot on the 8th September.

In addition Zoe Moore’s score of 1203 at this event was her third Junior Master Bowman score and as a result she is now confirmed as a Junior Master Bowman in the under 12 class.

Shay Boyd holding up his certificate confirming that he now holds
the Scottish record for the under 14 age group for the Vegas round with his score of 273. This was achieved at the Lasswade Open Vegas shoot on 2nd March 2019.


Silver Arrow Refurbishment Complete

Refurbishment of the Silver Arrow Trophy is now complete, and the trophy has been returned to the library. This work was necessary, as the weight of the original medals was causing the supporting bow limbs to deform (sag). The limbs have been strengthened, which required the addition of supporting plates. These plates have been engraved to preserve the appearance of the trophy. i.e. disguise the strengthening plates. 

This work concludes a refurbishment program designed to preserve the trophy for many years to come. The Society wishes to thank everyone who contributed to completing this project.

2019 Open Day and Papingo

This year’s Open Day and Papingo will be held on Sunday 11th of August 2019. This event is open to archers who are members of a recognized archery club, or organization.

Copies of the entry form can be requested from the Society’s Secretary; email , or from the Scottish Archery Association’s 2019 Outdoor Events Calendar.