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JOIN LASSWADE ARCHERY CLUB

At the moment our membership stands at over sixty members, including novices, juniors, seniors and members with disabilities. We are always ready to welcome new members who want to shoot with us, and hopefully help in the running of the club. We accept children from 10 years old, and there is no upper age limit!

Club sessions are open to all members (and visitors who have paid the relevant fee) providing they have their own equipment and can shoot 20 yards competently (typically assessed during a beginners' course or by a Club Official).

We run beginners' classes from time to time, during both the indoor and outdoor season, although there is currently a waiting list. In the beginners’ class our coaches will teach you the basics of archery and after you have completed this you may join the club immediately. If you decide not to stay then later change your mind, you will not be permitted to do another beginners’ class, but must join the club directly (this is a rule of our governing body, Archery GB). New archers who have completed a beginners' course may rent equipment from the club for up to 3 months while deciding whether the sport is for them and getting advice on what equipment to buy.

If you are already an established archer, then you can join the club or you are welcome to shoot as a visitor. You will have to show a club official your current AGB card (or equivalent) before you start shooting, and target fees are payable for each session.

The club has a 60lb draw-weight limit, and we reserve the right to check your draw weight with our own bow scales. If you exceed the 60lb limit then you will have to reduce your poundage to comply with our rules before you will be permitted to shoot. We also ask that points are suitable for indoor use to avoid damage to the safety curtain and bosses - no broad-heads or bodkins, please!

All under 18s and adults at risk must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. A junior is defined as a person under 18.

Information on membership fees and shooting times can be found below.

CLUB FEES

Fees payable include both the club membership fee and the affiliation fees for Archery GB and the Scottish Archery Association. The membership year runs from October to September and fees payable can vary depending upon which month you join us. For insurance purposes, club and affiliation fees need to be paid before you can start shooting with us as a member. The same fees apply regardless of how often or how little you shoot.

Beginner's course fees do not include membership of the club but are a one-off payment to cover the course only.

There are discounted rates for juniors, families and concessions. Fee changes due to a different age group becoming applicable will need to be paid when they next fall due.

If you become unable to shoot for 3 or more consecutive months due to injury or other health reason then you may request a refund or break in membership fees. The first 2 months will not be counted but the following months will be eligible for refund if your request is approved by the management committee.

You may become a member of Lasswade Archery club if affiliated to AGB through another club or as a direct member of AGB and SAA.

Visitor fees are per session.

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SHOOTING SCHEDULE

We shoot indoors at the Lasswade Centre on Wednesday evenings (7-9pm) and Saturday afternoons (3-5pm) during the darker months, and move outside to our outdoor range at Grove Farm in the lighter months on these days.
We shoot all year round outdoors at Grove Farm on Sunday afternoons, changing from an earlier (1-3pm) to later (3-5pm) session as the days lengthen.

INDOOR RANGE

The indoor range is in the main sports hall at The Lasswade Centre. 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. There is ample free car parking and toilet facilities.

Lasswade Centre

Lasswade High School

Eskdale Drive

Bonnyrigg

Midlothian

EH19 2LA

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OUTDOOR RANGE

The outdoor range is at Grove Farm, off the B704 between Bonnyrigg and Newtongrange - take the signposted turn to Dalhousie Castle Hotel and continue straight on up the farm track rather than following the road round to the hotel. Please respect the privacy of the residents at Grove Farm and do not enter any areas apart from the shooting range.

The outdoor range has space for up to 7 bosses, and we can shoot at distances up to 90m. Note that it is a steep walk downhill to the field, but a small number of cars can be accommodated in the field itself for members with limited mobility - otherwise, there is a parking area at the top (please park responsibly and do not block the gate or the road). Toilet facilities are available and tea/coffee are provided.

The nearest bus stops are Cockpen Road in Bonnyrigg or Newtonloan Toll to the south of Newtongrange, both a 20-25 minute walk away, and bus routes include the X95 Borders Buses and the 31 Lothian Buses.

Grove Farm

Bonnyrigg

Midlothian

EH19 3JD