Mastering the Art of Archery in Scotland
It is a powerful and ancient defense which was used as formal protection for the mighty King of Scotland during the bygone days. Archery has become a formidable sport but one that can be accomplished by any walk of life from the disabled and inexperienced to the Olympic athlete.
When choosing your holiday destinations within Scotland with the purpose of
spending time learning the skills of archery it is advisable to explore the
surrounding archery clubs in the particular area. The best would be to
contact the regional office of SAA to find the location of one that will ideally
placed. Once decided upon it is recommended to seek guidance from the club
coach as to the type of archery and equipment one should invest in. But
until then all that is required to participate in a beginners course will be
provided for you.
Certain hotels will provide Archery, but for such an enjoyable activity space
is a required which can be found in the Scottish Highlands. Should you be
anywhere near Fenton Barnes in East Lothian be sure to stop in at the Scottish Archery Centre. It was in 1995 that it came to
be constructed providing practical demonstrations and tuition in the sport
Grand National Archery Association (GNAS) have published information to
guide archers as to the safety of the sport. At any particular club there
will always be a designated member who will take the position of ‘Field
Captain’. As Field Captain full responsibility lies on his shoulders as to
shooting so when instructions are made it is imperative that all archers
take accountability and adhere to whatever is recommended.
There are many different forms of Archery. When it comes to ‘game’ it is
formerly known as ‘bowhunting’ unlike that of Bowfishing which is used
purely for the hunting of fish but with both techniques legal, cultural and
seasonal differences come into play and must be considered when comparing to
seasons condoned for ‘firearm’ hunting.
Other areas of archery, are that of the ever popular modern day competitive
archery widely known as ‘target archery’. To add to the collection of modern
archery are those in the form of field archery, 3d archery, clout archery,
flight archery and ski archery which is all listed on the FITA website.
There are more traditional forms of archery competition which are not listed
such as beursault, popinjay, roving marks and wand shoot, these make up some
of the more untamed examples of archery.
As fingers begin to twinge at the idea, pure satisfaction is felt as you aim
and hit the enlisted target and so pure adrenalin becomes unrestrained from
the mental and physical pressure, masterfully seeping through.