Welcome to the website of The Lasswade Archery Club which was founded in 1979, making it one of the oldest in Scotland.
Random Archery Tip
Outdoors: A soft-brimmed hat can be useful to keep the sun out of your eyes, but a baseball cap is likely to obstruct the string of Recurve or Longbow archers when at full draw.
The club's location next-door to Dalkeith, and close to Edinburgh, Musselburgh and Tranent means that it attracts members from Edinburgh, Midlothian, East Lothian and as far south as the Borders. We welcome archers of all abilities and ages; whether beginners, novices or experienced; teenagers and octogenarians; able-bodied or not. The club welcomes all bow-styles; we currently have members who shoot Olympic Recurve, Compound and occasionally English Longbow or American Flatbow, and currently have a strong Recurve Barebow section.
From the 30th of April, we will be shooting outdoors on both Wednesdays and Saturdays. Please note that Saturday sessions are slightly earlier than indoors: from 2pm to 4pm.
If you have any enquiries about membership, archery lessons or want to learn how to start shooting safely on one of our beginners courses, please get in touch via the Contact Page
From April/May until the end of August/September we train outdoors at our outdoor archery range at Grove Farm, Bonnyrigg Midlothian EH19 3JD between 7.00pm and 9.00pm on Wednesdays, and between 2.00pm and 4.00pm on Saturdays.
We practice indoors from September till the end of April in the sports hall at The Lasswade Centre (in Bonnyrigg) on Wednesdays between 7.15pm and 9.00pm, and between 3.00pm and 5.00pm on Saturdays. The centre provides an excellent, well lit archery range, with space for nine bosses during practice sessions, and up to thirteen bosses when running competitions, which are usually Scottish-Record Status, but often UK- or World-Record Status. Information regarding our beginners classes, joining and visitors fees can be found on our Q&A page or read The Latest Issue of our Newsletter