Archery in Scotland is formed of clubs and Areas, with each playing its part in the development of archers.
Clubs provide beginners with courses, and many run their own competitions. The Areas also run Championships and provide routes for progression in archery through coaching workshops and squads.
Scottish Archery is striving to make archery accessible to everyone to the greatest extent possible. Our role as the governing body for archery in Scotland is to increase participation, develop the sport, provide performance pathways and opportunities for archers, and to sustain good governance. We are supported by a number of partners including sportscotland, the Scottish Sports Association, Scottish Disability Sport and Archery GB.
To join Scottish Archery you will normally pay a Club Associate membership fee through your club. The membership fee includes a subscription to Scottish Archery and also a subscription to Archery GB – the UK governing body – as well as a small fee to the Area your club is located in.
There is a full annual fee but if you join part way through a year there are reduced fees - your club's secretary will keep you right.
Summary of Club Affiliation Fees - for 2016/17
Once you are a member you club will request renewal of fees each August in order for payments to be processed and Archery GB cards issued by the start of the new membership year. Cards are issued to each member at their home address so please keep your club secretary up to date with your contact details.
You can join as a Direct Member of Archery GB and also Scottish Archery, you will also be expected to pay the relevant Scottish Area fee. You should check with the club you wish to shoot with whether they can let you join as they may only be open to members who affiliated through the Club and so they may request you shoot with them as a visitor.
Direct membership is more expensive as you will be mailed an invitation to the Archery GB AGM and have Elector status which means you can attend the AGM in your own right, vote on a show of hands or send in your own vote and/or appoint your own proxy. In Scottish Archery everyone has a vote and this is normally exercised through your Club but you also have the right to send your votes on an individual form and any member can attend the SAA AGM.
The Membership Year currently runs from 01 October to 30 September.
NEW members joining from 01 January will pay 75% of the Archery GB and Scottish Archery fees. Those joining from 01 April will pay 50% of the fees, and from 01 July - 25% (fee calculations are rounded to a sensible amount).
Clubs will normally have the same membership year as the governing bodies. Many clubs go indoors from the beginning of October so it marks the start of another year in archery.
Club membership fees vary depending on a particular club’s running expenses, so can be from less than £100 a year up to around £250-£300 to be able to attend your club for at least two sessions a week.
Some clubs have a modest annual joining fee and you then pay an additional “target fee” when you turn up and shoot. Others roll the costs all together and you pay that either once a year or at intervals throughout the year.
The SAA is fully committed to compliance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 (“the Act”), which came into force on the 1st March 2000. The SAA will therefore follow procedures that aim to ensure that all Employees, Directors or other Members, who have access to any personal data held by or on behalf of the SAA, are fully aware of and abide by their duties and responsibilities under the Act.
Archery GB members can receive a 15% discount from Cotswold Outdoors. Once you get your card you can login to the portal on the Archery GB website. On the Discount tab you will find all the information you need including your unique code.