Policies and Procedures

Our Policies and Procedures provide us with the legal and ethical framework within which we operate.  Some policies outline the legal principles that must be followed where others provide guidance on the behaviour we expect our members to follow.

All members are also expected to observe all the policies and procedures of Archery GB.

Governance Documents

SAA Articles of Association – adopted 18 November 2017

SAA Bye-Laws – adopted 18 November 2017


Equality Foundation Level and Scottish LGBT Sports Charter


The Scottish Archery Association is fully committed to the principle of equality of opportunity.  We are also fully committed to ensuring that all job applicants, employees, workers, office holders, volunteers, participants and members (together "Stakeholders") receive equal treatment and are not discriminated against because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, ethnicity, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation (together the "Protected Characteristics" as defined by the Equality Act 2010).

Scottish Archery is accredited to Foundation Level through the Equality Standard for Sport.

We are currently working towards preliminary standard with support from our Equality Action Group.

The group contains:

Bob Provan - Board Member

Judith McCleary - Board Member

Alison Ross - West Area committee and Tournament Organiser subcommittee

Richard Vallis - Coaching subcommittee

Alan Martin - Pathways Manager

The group exists to make recommendations to the board for inclusion in the equality action plan.

We have also signed the Scottish LGBT Sports Charter to show we are committed to take steps to address the issues and barriers LGBT people face, and to improve the involvement of LGBT people in Scottish sport.

Anti Doping

Anti-Doping – What you Need to Know

All club secretaries are requested to inform all archers from their clubs who may be competing, especially juniors and their parents/guardians.

For the purposes of anti-doping, the SAA follows the rules of Archery GB who have adopted the UK Sport Anti-Doping Rules.  You can download the rules from and find useful information on the UK Anti-Doping website.

The UK Anti-Doping Policy & Rules require Archery GB to also bring attention to World Archery’s Anti-Doping Policy.  This may be found at www.archery.org in the Clean Sport section.


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