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 at AGM 2020

SAA Bye-Laws – adopted at AGM 2020


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 members must be aware of the anti-doping rules and procedures. By joining Scottish Archery and Archery GB you are agreeing to be bound by them.

For the purposes of anti-doping, Scottish Archery closely follows Archery GB who have adopted the UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) Rules.  You can download the rules here and find useful information on the UK Anti-Doping website. There is more information available on the Archery GB website here.

The UK Anti-Doping Policy & Rules require Archery GB to also bring attention to World Archery’s Anti-Doping Policy.  This may be found here.


Over the past 12 months we have been working towards developing our Anti - Doping plan and ensuring our processes are fully compliant with UKAD and WADA. We link very closely with Archery GB on anti doping as well, more information can be found on the AGB website at the link above.


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