Category Archives: News

Practices resumed January 2022

We have resumed practices in January 2022 and have started our Kyudo beginners course.

If you are interested in observing a Kyudo practice, please contact us. Our next beginners session may take place in September 2022. We require beginners interested in joining as a beginner to contact us first to arrange to visit and observe a practice.

Five WSKS members pass IKYF 1 dan grading exam

Five members from the West of Scotland Kyudo Society presented for a special International Kyudo Federation video shinsa (grading examination) for 1 dan at our dojo in Prestwick on 19th September 2021.

We are happy to announce that all five members who presented for 1 dan passed their shinsa grading exam! Congratulations to all five of our new 1 dan WSKS members. While the shinsa situation was very different this year compared to previous years, the Society is thankful to all involved in the organisation and administration of this year’s shinsa.

Practices resume and beginners intake potential start October 2021

We are happy to have resumed practices at Prestwick Academy on 25 July 2021.

Beginners are welcome to observe through prior arrangement and contact us for information on the next beginners intake where places are limited. We hope to run a beginners course starting on 10 October 2021.

We look forward to having people back in the dojo! Email us your questions at

Kyudo practices and beginners intake suspended

Due to Covid-19 and the UK government’s announcement that all schools will be closed from Friday 20 March 2020, all Kyudo practices with the West of Scotland Kyudo Society are suspended until further notice. We are also not taking beginners at this time. Please check back regularly for updates or email

We wish everyone good health, wellbeing and safety during this challenging time.

Next beginners intake – January 2020

Thank you for all those who expressed interest in Kyudo and coming to our dojo to observe. Registration for our September beginners intake for 2019 is now closed.

Our next beginners intake will be in late January 2019. All beginners must first observe a practice at Prestwick Academy before registering. To make arrangements to observe, please contact

Kirkintilloch Canal Festival and September 2019 beginners intake

Kirkintilloch Canal Festival

The West of Scotland Kyudo Society will be at the Kirkintilloch Canal Festival on Saturday 31/08/2019 from 12pm – 5pm at Peel Park, Kirkintilloch. Come and chat with us about Kyudo!

See for more information.

Beginners intake – September 2019
Our next beginners intake will start from Sunday 22nd September 2019 at Prestwick Academy. All beginners need to have been to observe a practice at Prestwick Academy before registering with the next beginners intake.

Email us at for details.

Registration for January beginners intake closed – next intake September 2019

Thank you to all who have expressed interest in our beginners practices at Prestwick Academy and St Kentigern’s Academy. Beginners registration is now closed for Prestwick and the next beginners intake will be in September 2019. Observers are welcome to contact us to observe any of our practices through prior arrangement. All beginners are required to observe a practice before registering as a beginner.

We are still accepting interest for beginners to start at St Kentigern’s Academy in Blackburn, West Lothian. For details please email

Beginners Kyudo Sessions – January 2019 start dates

Happy New Year from the West of Scotland Kyudo Society!


We will be starting our next beginners intake on the following dates:

  • Sunday 27th January 2019 at Prestwick Academy
  • Wednesday 30th January 2019 at St Kentigern’s Academy, Blackburn (tentative, depending on numbers and interest)

All beginners must first observe a practice in Prestwick (preferred) or Blackburn before registering for the next beginners intake session. There are only a small handful of practices to observe available, so do not delay in making arrangements. Visit our “Where can I practise?” and “Schedule” pages for more information.

Our next beginners intake is expected to be in September 2019.

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Next beginners intake – January 2019

Beginners intake for beginners wishing to learn Kyudo with the West of Scotland Kyudo Society starting September 2018 is now closed. The next beginners intake will be announced sometime in January 2019.

Observers are welcome all year round at either our main dojo in Prestwick or at St Kentigern’s Academy in Blackburn through prior arrangement. Beginners wishing to learn Kyudo with the Society are first required to observe a practice before joining the next beginners intake.