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The University of St Andrews Archery Club welcomes all levels of experience, from complete beginners to experienced archers, and is also able to cater for some disabled archers. We focuse on target archery, both indoor and outdoor, including recurve, traditional or compound styles.

We compete at both local and national levels and encourages all members who are interested to compete. However, the Club is also very inclusive and ensures that any members who want to shoot for fun are also well catered for. We also run the Silver Arrow, an annual competition, and a tradition 400 years in the making.

Starting this year, the club is hoping to open its Sunday session to the local community as part of an outreach initiative, although this session will also run as normal for students.


Wed 8:00 - 10:30 pm Sports Hall
Fri 4:00 - 7:00 pm Sports Hall
Sat 2:30 - 5:30 pm Sports Hall
Sun 4:00 - 6:30 pm Sports Hall


The club has a dedicated coach, Murray Elliot, who competed in the 2012 Paralympics and helps coach the competition team. As well as this, several of the club members are in training to become qualified Archery coaches and should complete their training by the end of the first semester.

Teams and Competitions

The club regularly competes in BUCS indoors and outdoors, SSS indoors and outdoors, and four additional friendly league matches between the Scottish Univeristies. For each competition, as well as individual competitors, both a novice and an experienced team compete with four archers making up each team.

Recreational Sessions

The club's recreational sessions coincide with their regular training sessions.

Community Engagement

The Archery Club annually runs the Silver Arrow competition in collaboration with the Kate Kennedy club, with local community archery clubs invites to join. The club also works jointly with MUSA to offer local primary school children the chance to try out archery for the first time, and offers outreach sessions to Madras school, scouts, guides and the local community.

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