Royal Archers shoot for Silver Arrow in Montrose

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Members of the Royal Company of Archers will compete for the Montrose Silver Arrow, shooting over a distance of 180 yards on Saturday (May 31).

The Silver Arrow was presented to the Royal Company by the Magistrates of Montrose in 1850 and is now shot for every six years.

The Royal Company was constituted as an archery company in 1676 and was appointed The King’s Body Guard for Scotland - today Her Majesty The Queen’s -in 1822. It provides a formal body guard for The Queen at official state events.

Accompanied by members of Angus Council archers will march from The Park Hotel to the Links behind the Scots Guards Association of Pipes and Drums.

The shoot starts at around 3 p.m. and afterwards the Arrow will be presented to the winner. They will march back to the Park Hotel, where a mess dinner will be held in the evening to which the Provost is invited.