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  • An archer takes his aim at Archery at East Neuk Outdoors in Cellardyke Park, Anstruther, Fife.
    Archery at East Neuk Outdoors in Cellardyke Park, Anstruther, Fife
  • Two people check which arrows hit the target during an archery session at an activity centre on the Isle of Arran.
    Archery at an activity centre on the Isle of Arran
  • A man retrieves arrows from a target during an archery session at East Neuk Outdoors in Cellardyke Park, Anstruther, Fife.
    Archery at East Neuk Outdoors in Fife
  • A group archery session with an instructor at BlueSky Experiences in Perthshire.
    Archery at BlueSky Experiences in Perthshire

With the history of archery thought to date back to Palaeolithic times, it's often considered to be an art or practice more than a sport. Requiring concentration and a steady hand, it’s played competitively and in some countries you can hunt with a bow. You will also find that it is a great activity that families can enjoy together and there are some fantastic locations across Scotland where you can have a go.

There are various different archery disciplines which you can learn including both field archery and longbow archery. Field archery often simulates hunting with a bow and arrow, usually in woodland courses at unmarked distances. In traditional longbow archery, wooden bows of around 6 ft in length are often used. While today it is practised recreationally, it has direct links with military warfare of centuries gone by.

Whatever type of archery you try, you’ll soon discover that there are few things more satisfying than releasing the arrow and watching it fly straight into the target. It doesn't take long to get the hang of it and you'll be surprised at how quickly your skills improve over a one or two hour session.

Whether you are keen to improve your aim or have a bit of friendly competition, there are activity centres offering archery in most parts of the country. Get lessons from the instructors at the Galloway Activity Centre on the banks of Loch Ken or take your aim in the beautiful grounds of the Torridon in Wester Ross, the Highlands. 

At the Arran Adventure Company on the Isle of Arran, you can try the field archery with a twist as you work around a specially designed course and keep a score as you go, essentially combing ‘the art of archery with the concept of golf.’

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  1. Don Coyote Outdoor Centre

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    Multi-activity Centre

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    West Linton

    Don Coyte Outdoor Centre is an activity centre near the Scottish Borders village of Lamancha and offers clay pigeon shooting and air rifle target shooting.

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    Skye

    A small scale, high quality activity provider based on the stunning Sleat peninsula on the Isle of Skye. We aim to provide the most fun for the most reasonable price possible in the world class outdoor environment of Scotland's West Coast.

  3. The Battle Grounds

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    Paintball & Laser Quest

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    Aberdeen

    Welcome to The Battle Grounds

  4. Fraser Field Sports

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    Multi-activity Centre

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    Balloch

    Outdoor activities, fishing, shooting, off road driving Land Rover, quad bikes, archery, guided walks.

  5. Lagganlia Outdoor Centre

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    Multi-activity Centre

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    Kingussie

    Lagganlia Centre provides high quality residential Outdoor Learning courses and advanced Adventures and Expeditions, within the astounding natural environment of the Cairngorms National Park.

  6. Go Country

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    Multi-activity Centre

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    Aberfoyle

    Welcome to Go Country

  7. Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre

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    Multi-activity Centre

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    • 4 Activity Centre
    4 Activity Centre

    Gatehouse-of-Fleet

    Discover a wealth of indoor and outdoor adventure activities that the whole family can enjoy on the stunning Galloway Coast.

  8. Glencoe Activities

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    Multi-activity Centre

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    Ballachulish

    Discover great days out for all the family, with over 20 activities set around the loch-side at spectacular Glencoe.

  9. Whitewave Activities

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    Multi-activity Centre

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    Trotternish

    Enjoy guided day walks, historic walks and environmental interpretation.

  10. Cluny Shooting

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    Multi-activity Centre

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    Kirkcaldy

    Welcome to Cluny Shooting.

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