Shetland’s archers have been regular participants at the Games since the first time that archery appeared in the sports programme, in Guernsey in 1987. Our archers normally compete in both classes of bows used in the competition - recurve and compound.
Over the years, the archery team has had many medal successes in individual and team events, and are one of the Shetland’s most successful sports on the medal table. Archers Sara Leith and Billy Finnie have achieved eight gold medals between them.
The format of the Games archery competition is based on a Single FITA event, shot over two days, followed by individual and team head-to-head knockout competitions, shot over a distance of 70 metres.
Shetland Archery Club trains throughout the year in Lerwick, outdoors in the summer months and indoors in the winter months. Several club members compete regularly at competitions on the Scottish mainland and have strong links with Scottish Archery Association.
Shetland Archery Club is represented on the SIGA committee by Dylan Murphy
Shetland Medals for Archery
|Recurve, Women||Sandra Simpson||Bronze||1987|
|Recurve, Women||Sandra Simpson||Bronze||1989|
|Recurve, Women||Sandra Simpson||Bronze||1991|
|Recurve, Women||Mari Jamieson||Silver||1995|
|Recurve, Men||Billy Finnie||Bronze||1997|
|Recurve, Men||Billy Finnie||Gold||1999|
|Recurve, Men||Billy Finnie||Gold||2001|
|Recurve, Women||Morag Hughson||Silver||2001|
|Recurve, Men||Keith Lobban||Bronze||2003|
|Compound, Women||Sara Leith||Gold||2003|
|Compound knockout, Women||Sara Leith||Gold||2003|
|Recurve knockout, Team||Shetland||Gold||2003|
|Women's Recurve Head to Head Knockout||Morga Hughson||Gold||2005|
|Compund Head to Head Team Knockout||Shetland||Silver||2005|
|Recurve Head to Head Team Knockout||Shetland||Silver||2005|
|Single FITA Men's Recurve||Keith Lobban||Bronze||2005|
|Single FITA Recurve Team||Shetland||Bronze||2005|
|Compound Head to Head Team Knockout||Shetland||Silver||2007|
|Single FITA Compound Team||Shetland||Silver||2007|
|Single FITA Women's Compound||Sara Leith||Silver||2007|
|Women's COmpound Head to Head Knockout||Sara Leith||Silver||2007|
|Compound Head to Head Team Knockout||Shetland||Bronze||2009|
|Single FITA Compound Team||Shetland||Bronze||2009|
|Single FITA Men's Compound||Billy Finnie||Gold||2009|
|Single FITA Women's Compound||Sara Leith||Bronze||2009|
|Single FITA Compound Team||Shetland Islands||Silver||2011|