Falkirk Company of Archers

logoblacktransparent150squareFalkirk Company of Archers was founded in 1971 by a group of local enthusiasts and one founder member remains an active participant to this day. Since its formation our Club membership has included both Scottish and British champions. Two of our members competed in the first Commonwealth Games to host archery in 1982 in Australia and some regularly compete in Scottish and British national events. Moira Taylor, our club secretary, was the British Team manager for a period of four years culminating in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
We also have members who play an important role in coaching throughout Scotland and who have contributed towards the administration within the Scottish Archery the SAA and Archery GB bodies.
The Club continues to attract a keen and active membership with a variety of abilities and interests across the spectrum of the sport called archery.
Because of Falkirk’s strategic location the town has been influential throughout Scotland’s history. Falkirk has provided the venue for two major battles; in 1298  the first battle in the“Wars for Independence” (William Wallace); and in 1746 during the Jacobite Rebellion. Impressed by the effectiveness of the opposition’s archers we decided to develop the skills locally!
Throughout the year we hold regular internal events to provide our members with an assessment of their performance and experience competitive archery within a social environment.
Our Club supports participation across a wide-range of age groups and physical capabilities. We arrange introductory coaching for beginners and welcome visiting archers to the area.


Scottish Records for Toni

Congratulations to Toni on setting 3 new Scottish Records for Longbow!

This year saw our President Toni Smillie back out in the competition circuit for the first time in 14 years!

Clearly she has not lost her touch and set new Scottish Records for 50m and 70m at the WRS 1440 round run by Balbardie Archers on 26 July 2015, and not content with that she also set a new Scottish Record at the Double WRS 1440 round run by Penicuick Archers on 06 Sept 2015.

A fantastic result, well done Toni!

Toni Scottish Records


Lilleshall National Mid Summer Event

Congratulations to Phyllis!

This Summer Phyllis was selected to shoot for the East of Scotland Ladies Recurve Team to compete in The National County Team Championships which were held in Lilleshall National Sports and Conferencing Centre which is also where Archery GB Headquarters is located, Nr Telford.  It was quite an experience as you can see by the number of Targets, 70 in total! These targets were just the Recurve Targets, there was another line the same for Combound and a few in the middle for Long Bows! What a sight!

Lilleshall Recurve Targets

Last year the ladies recurve team finished in 16th position and it was their goal this year to make it to the top ten, which they did! They were in 9th position after day 1 but still managed to hang on to the 10th position by the end of day 2!

The East of Scotland Gents Recurve Team were the crowning glory, winning the Championships!

EA Gents Team

The Ladies Compound Team finished in 6th place, so overall a fantastic result for the Eastern Area of Scotland!


Penicuik Archers Penny Shoot

Over the weekend of 20th & 21st June Penicuik Archers held their annual Penny Shoot which consisted of two days of shooting.  This year the first day was a WA 70m round followed by H2H Rounds, the 70m round was a ranking round and all the archers were seeded for the H2H.  The second day was a WA 1440 round and the awards were given out on the results of the combined placings from both days.

Alan Martin and Patricia shot a single day on the Sunday, both shot well and Patricia was 3rd in the Ladies Recurve, quite an achievement considering the very windy conditions! Well done Patricia!

Phyllis & Nessa took part in the full weekend event with a great result - Phyllis was awarded the Silver medal and Nessa the Bronze along with two lovely prizes of engraved Crystal Glasses! Well done girls!

                        Penicuik 21.06.15 450x800                   Penicuik Glasses 21.06.15 450x800



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