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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. The Loft Activites


    Multi-activity Centre


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    Awaiting Grading


    Friendly, fun, family run activity center with lots to do and food and refreshments on site.

  2. Wiston Lodge





    Welcome to Wiston Lodge

  3. Gulabin Lodge Outdoor Centre


    Multi-activity Centre


    Blairgowrie and East Perthshire

    Welcome to Gulabin Lodge Outdoor Centre

  4. Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre


    Multi-activity Centre


    • 4 Activity Centre
    4 Activity Centre


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

  5. Can You Experience Co Ltd


    Multi-activity Centre



    Can You Experience is an adventure sports provider in Balloch in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, Scotland's first National Park.

  6. Boots N Paddles


    Multi-activity Centre


    Muir of Ord

    Boots N Paddles is a mobile outdoor adventure activity company offering fun days out and amazing outdoor experiences across Scotland.

  7. Gradings


    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.

  8. Highland All Terrain Ltd


    Landrover Safari



    Welcome to Highland All Terrain Ltd

  9. Don Coyote Outdoor Centre


    Multi-activity Centre


    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.

  10. Gradings


    Welcome to Dalhousie Castle Falconry! Join us for an exciting day of flying beautiful birds or prey to your gloved hand, or why not test your skills with some archery with recurve bows? Packages available for adults and children.


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