Practices are held most Sundays from 11:00am to 2:30pm at Prestwick Academy.

Beginners and people interested in Kyudo

We request for beginners to first contact us by email to arrange a time to observe a practice before the next beginners intake and discuss Kyudo.

All beginners must have arranged and been to observe at least one full practice before starting to learn Kyudo with the Society. Our beginner intakes are usually in September and January.

Manchester practices

In addition to practising in Prestwick, members of the West of Scotland Kyudo Society will occasionally travel to Manchester for additional training and instruction from our instructor, Malcolm Bagnall, Renshi 6 dan, of the Manchester Kyudo Group. Dates for travel to Manchester are marked on the schedule and are usually on Saturdays from 8:30am – 12:00pm.


If you:

  • are interested in observing a future practice or
  • have enquiries regarding our schedule and venues or
  • have general enquiries for the West of Scotland Kyudo Society

Please contact us by email at

Kyudo instructor and Dojo Shidosha

Our instructor and Dojo Shidosha is Malcolm Bagnall, Renshi 6 dan of the Manchester Kyudo Group who can be contacted at

Practice calendar