How many Olympic events can trace their origins back to Paleolithic times? What was then a life saving skill in hunting and in war is now an agreeable form of exercise and an Olympic sport. And if you are a Scot, the ability to handle a longbow might even aid your entry (by election only) to that most distinguished of bodies, the Royal Company of Archers (see below), who form the Queen’s bodyguard in Scotland.
http://www.gnas.org/ the governing body for archery in UK
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/joetapley/alfind.htm archery club locator
http://www.onesite.co.uk/find/archery.htm list of UK archery clubs
http://www.archeryworld.co.uk/ all the bows and arrows you need
http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page5009.asp the Royal Company of Archers