Bow set-up and maintenance workshop

Wed 10th October at 7 pm

Pauline will run a bow set-up and maintenance workshop at the club on the 10th of October starting at 7pm. This event is free to attend for any member of Glasgow Archers but places are limited to 6 participants. To book your place, please email:

Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. But don’t panic! Provided there is enough interest, another workshop will be organised soon.

Who is it for?

Mostly newer members who purchased a recurve bow in the last year but anyone interested is welcome to attend.

What will I learn?

The workshop will cover the following aspects of recurve bow set-up and maintenance:

  • Bracing height and string maintenance
  • Tillering and limb alignment
  • Arrow rest and pressure button adjustment
  • Nocking point set up (brass nocks and tied-on nocks)
  • Balancing the bow and stabilisersGeneral care of kit

If any of the above sounds like a mystery to you, then book your place now!

We will make sure to finish the session early enough to give you time to shoot and test your new set-up.

What do I need?

You’ll need to bring:

  • Bow and accessories
  • Arrows
  • Any Allen keys that came with your bow and accessories
  • Paper and pen for notes (handouts will be provided)

If you have any of the following, you can also bring:

  • Brass nocks and nock pliers
  • Bow square
  • String keeper or paperclip
  • String wax
  • Dental floss

August competitions

Glasgow Archers will be hosting 3 competitions in August:

Entry forms for both events can be downloaded by clicking the links above.

As usual we will be looking for volunteer members to help set up and clear the field as well as helpers throughout the day to move targets and hunt for lost arrows. Please get in touch if you are able to help out on any of these dates, even if just a couple of hours.

The American

Congratulations to all the participants and winniers of this 2018 American and a big thank you to all those who helped for the field party and BBQ! It was certainly great fun and the weather could not have been better – we have the sunburns to prove it!

Picks and results from this weekend will follow shortly.

Our next competition will be on August 4th and 5th when we host the 69th Scottish Outdoor Senior Championships. Click here to view our full events list.

July 1st – the American

There is still time to enter the 17th Glasgow Archers American fun competition!

The event is an American round (2.5 doz arrows at 60 yds, 2.5 doz at 50 yds and 2.5 doz at 40 yds). For those who will be competing for the first time or haven’t shot at more than 40 yds before, there will also be a ‘mini American’ (with distances of 40 yds, 30 yds and 20 yds).

Shooting commences at noon on the 1st of July and will be followed by a BBQ.

Participants are invited to wear American Fancy dress and there will be a special price for best costume.

Entry fee is £14 per archer (including BBQ). If you want to bring friends and family to the BBQ only, fee will be £8.50 per person.

Click here for full details and to download the entry form.

Closing date for entries is Monday 25th June 2018.

252 badges

We have a new progression award for the outdoor season along with a series of badges to collect. Once you have been able to  score a score of 252 at a given distance on 2 occasions you can claim a new badge*.

This is a great way for both beginners and experienced archers to improve their consistensy and to know when they are ready to move to the next distance.

To learn more about the rules and to download a scoresheet visit our Progressing Outdoors page.

252 badges

Our new 252 badges along with our 70th-anniversary badge. © Catherine Coddington

A big thank you to our very own Catherine for organising this new progression award.

* badges are available for a small fee

The Hamish – 2018 edition

On Wednesday 16th of May we celebrated the birthday of our founding father, Hamish, by hosting a fun club competition. Archers shot an Imperial round of three dozen arrows at 50 yds (30 yds for novices and juniors).

Congratulations to all the winners!

The Hamish 2018 -winners

Judge Andrew (left) pausing with the winners of the 2018 edition, from left to right: John, Dave, Mirjam, Flynn, Magda, Liam, Alain and Catherine. © Roxanne Aitcheson

As 2018 also marks the 70th aniversary since the foundattion of the club, Hamish was the first to be presented with our anniversary platinium badge.


Andrew presenting Hamish with his shiny new badge. © Roxanne Aitcheson

New website

Welcome to our brand new website! We hope you enjoy your visit.

Please bear with us as this is very much a work in progress. If there is anything that doesn’t work or if you have suggestions for improvement and content please let us now.