Moray Archery Centre
Open to the public at the weekends and Monday to Wednesday evenings from April to October.
All sessions must be pre-booked at least a week in advance as we do not offer a drop in service.
Our Archery Centre
is 2 miles south of Elgin.
On the road to Thomshill.
Unit 9 Perimetre Road pinefield Industrial Estate Elgin IV30 6AF
Thursday & Friday
Session 1 = 6-7pm
Session 2 = 7-8pm
Session 3 = 8-9.15pm
A form of archery that can only take place where space permits since archers compete by shooting for sheerdistance. An archer shoots at least 6 arrows; the farthest is the one thatcounts there are 7 different classes of bow and 3 weight categories. Ranges must be visually marked to warn the public. It is the only form of archery that allows help on the shooting line; an assistant is allowed to advise you of the correct shooting angle (approx. 43.6° to gain maximum distance).
A roost of imitation birds is hoisted up a mast nearly 30 yards high and they have to be shot off to score; 5 points for the only Cock, 3 points for one of the 4 Hens and 1 point for any of the 24 Chicks. Special blunt ended arrows are used and an arrow proof shelter is provided for archers who are not shooting. This form of archery is the national sport of Belgium and Holland.