Events

Upcoming Events

A list of all Scottish archery competitions is available from the Scottish Archery Association website.

2022

July

Beginners course starts this evening 6th July. 6:30pm til 8pm and runs the next three Wednesdays. Have fun.

May

Update on the Beginners Course: The next GA Beginners Course (noted below) has been scheduled for Wednesday the 6th, 13th and 20th of July with each session running from 6:30pm til 8pm. These three sessions will teach you archery safety, technique and etiquette. Completing the course successfully will give you the requisite skills to be able to join any AGB affiliated club in the country (there’s approximately 50 in central and southern Scotland) … but obviously we hope you want to join us. Cost is going to be £80 all of which goes right back into the club. Whats in a course? …. you can read about it here.
Spaces are limited so if you are interested, drop us a line on the Contact Us page.

Competition: Glasgow Archers intend to run our popular American competition on the 3rd of July. This is a relaxed, light hearted shoot with no pressure and the focus on having fun. Think of this as a social shoot, getting back to archery as a social activity and reconnecting with other clubs and archers. Americana fancy dress is encouraged cause like we said …. fun! Our popular BBQ will not be available this year unfortunately (sure you can guess the reason) but we do intend to fill that void with drinks and cakes. The shoot announcement and online application form is up on the SAA Events page if you’d like to come and join us. So hopefully … See y’all there partners!

An American competition is Imperial scoring (9,7,5,3,1) on a 122cm face with 30 arrows shot at each distance (60, 50 and 40 yards).  

Beginners Course: More of a heads up for the future but after the success of the last beginners course, we’re going to have another course this time outside. Its scheduled to run in July on three consecutive Wednesday evenings (with each session running from 18:30 – 20:00) although the exact dates are yet to be finalised. During the three sessions you would be taught safety, technique and etiquette. On completion of the course you get a certificate that will qualify you for entry into any AGB affiliated club (but especially Glasgow Archers ;o).
If you are interested, drop us a line on the Contact Us page and we’ll send you details and the dates as soon as we have them confirmed.

April

To celebrate the start of the outdoor season we are going to hold a Club Clout Shoot starting at 10.00 and finishing about 11.30 on the 16th of April. This is where we set a ‘target’ horizontally on the ground and then launch arrows into the air hoping they land somewhere close to the target (the ‘clout’).
Clout Archery
All participants will use low poundage club beginners bows and club arrows and you will be amazed at the quality of prizes we will have for this event. We hope to persuade ‘Captain Sausage‘ to do some catering for the event as well.
In order to generate some funds for the club, a nominal fee of £8.00 per person will be charged for taking part (for a family of 2 the price will be £12.00)
Then, after the shooting and eating is over, we have another task that we need as many club volunteers as possible to assist with. Club Container Painting – The school has made unsubtle hints about the fact that our containers are not easy on the eye. Thus the club has bought paint – A LOT of paint – and we just need a bunch of folk to actually paint them. So if you have some enthusiasm, old clothes and a paint brush – please drop in so that we can get both containers painted. The club is after all what you make it.

If you wish to take part in the Clout Competition please let us know as soon as possible. Similarly, if you are able to give up a couple of hours after the competition to help with painting the containers please drop us a note.

Ps: The Clout shoot is not at all serious – its a fun event.

2021

December

Just a heads up about a beginners course we will be running in a few months. The course we have planned is going to take place (all being well) on the evenings of Wednesday 16th, 23rd and 30th March 2022. This will be indoors (Omicron allowing) at the H@PP sports hall. Over three sessions, the course will teach how to shoot a bow safely and effectively so allowing entry to a club (as required by Archery GB). Contact us for more details if you are interested via our contact us form.

November

Last year, our AGM had to be remotely via webcam. This year we are going live and in person after we shoot some arrows from 7 til 8pm. Marvel at the only Glasgow Archers committee in captivity but don’t poke them with sticks … they will throw poop!

Glasgow Archers AGM – Wednesday 24th November 2021, 8pm
Hutchesons’ at Pollok Park

Come make your voice heard and help guide GA for the next year. The club is, after all, what you make it.

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With the indoor season in full swing, its great to see so many archers coming back to our line. Chief amongst the current attractions are our indoor badges, the classification badges and returned after a little bit of a layoff, The Chocolate Challenge. If you haven’t experienced the Chocolate Challenge, its a “competition” between teams and individuals where the rules, the teams, even the faces change end to end at the whim of the match official. There is blatant bias shown against the more experienced archers, rookies win on a regular basis and there is CHOCOLATE! Oddly no-one ever complains about the judging**. We feel AGB should take a leaf from this approach.

** Ok, our editor did but that’s kind of predictable!

September

Been a while since we’ve had an event to announce but its pretty big. We will be returning to indoor shooting in September. The current plan is to go indoors starting:

Wednesday 15th September 7pm – 9pm and Saturday 18th September 1pm – 3pm with these sessions continuing until around April.

The booking system will continue to operate so please book early as we suspect its going to get a little frisky. We are constrained in spaces due to spacing indoors and the narrowness of the hall. Sharing will be caring wither our editor likes it or not!

Sundays will continue to be an outdoor session throughout the year. Starting around 9am and running till hypothermia starts to become a real issue (probably about 1pm).

June

Throughout June, July and (all being well) August, GA will be shooting Wednesday evenings (6pm til dusk) and the weekends (2 sessions 10am-1pm and 1pm-4pm) both days. COVID might be a pain the arse and a horrible disruption to our lives, but we’ve actually never had so much archery going on down the field. Details on times/how to book.

May

Glasgow Archers have a new landlord. Its Hutchison’s Grammar School and the good news is they intend to keep Craigholme (to be called H@PP – Hutchisons @ Pollock Park) as a community sports hub. They even don’t seem to mind the infestation of archers they have inherited. Early days but much hope for the future.

April

4 months on and we’ve still little information to go on. However, after our long weekend of access 2nd – 5th April … we arent going to get any more – at least not under the current administration. Events may be on the horizon.

2020

December

Not so much an event as an announcement. As of 6/12/2020, Glasgow Archers have had to close their doors for the foreseeable future. Nothing to do with COVID, the facility we shoot at has been sold and our let has been terminated. Hoping that the new owners when announced will be amenable to having resident archers.

Glasgow Archers at Craigholme sports hub … 1973-2020

November

Due to a recent cancellation MRM Archery have 3 places available on their beginners course November 7th & 14th at Westquarter & Redding Cricket Club, Falkirk – 10am to 12noon. Places allocated on a first come, first served basis. These beginner courses teach the basics of how to shoot safely and are required to enter any archery club. Email info@mrmarchery.co.uk if interested.

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The Glasgow Archers Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday, the 18th of November at 19:30pm. This will be an online meeting so get ready to exercise your franchise from the comfort of your own desk, couch, recliner chair or while tucked up in bed. Details of exactly how we will do this will follow as soon as we’ve tested our chosen platform out.

October

Going into October,  we are having to shoot outside. Yup, every session is now a frostbite/ Ironman! Shooting times are Saturday mornings 9am-12 noon and Sundays we have 2 sessions .. 9-11am and 11-1pm.

If you haven’t shot outside in winter before … perhaps have a look at this article. Dressing for Winter. It may speed up the learning curve! ;o)

As before, if you are a member of Glasgow Archers, an associate member of GA or have already shot a session with us as a guest, you can book your session via glasgow.archers.booking@gmail.com
If you are a member of another club and are interested in coming along and shooting, contact us at the following address for details: glasgow.archers.membership@gmail.com

July

GA will be opening to members of other clubs from Monday 13th July – 1st session on that evening. You must be a member of Archery GB & Scottish Archery and have your own kit. To express an interest in coming along please contact us soonest as places will be extremely limited. Email: glasgow.archers.membership@gmail.com
Please note that you must pre-book a session to be allowed to shoot due to us requiring an audit trail for track and trace.

March

IMPORTANT: Due to the latest advice from government bodies,  not only is the Spring Fling on the 22nd of March cancelled but until further notice all Glasgow Archers club days are also cancelled. Any questions please use the Contact Us form here or on facebook.

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Glasgow Archers will be running a beginners course over 4 evenings – Wednesday 11th/18th/25th March plus 1st April at Craigholme Sports Hub starting around 6:20pm. The cost should be £75.00 per participant. (max of 8 students). If you are interested, drop us a line for details via the contact us form.

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22nd March will be the date of the “Spring Fling” as we transition from our cloistered existence to weathering the great outdoors. Glasgow Archers will host one of the last indoor WA18 of the season at Craigholme Sports Hub. As usual, all details can be found on the SAA events page but here is a copy of the Spring Fling entry form if you would like to join us on the line on the 22nd.