MRM Archery - Aim to be the Best

MRM Archery was established by Michael & Rona Mather and Moira Taylor, extremely experienced international archers. Directors Michael and Moira have in excess of 60 years experience in providing Archery Classes, Lessons and Coaching, Come & Try Taster sessions, Team Building and Corporate Archery events throughout Scotland and in providing support and advice in running archery clubs. Michael and Moira are licenced Coaches and are accredited by Archery GB, the Governing Body for Archery in Great Britain, to provide archery instruction to all levels of participants and to act as Tutors and Assessors for the Archery GB Instructor Award Course.

MRM Archery staff have appeared on Scottish Television, assisted in the making of a television programme for the BBC and have featured on BBC Radio Scotland.

archeryloose300MRM Archery is a truly mobile business. Unlike other archery service providers, we come to your (and your clients) own venue. If you don’t have your own venue we have access to three fantastic venues in Central Scotland. We provide services to Organisations, Individuals and Groups.

In advance of providing our services, we will undertake a full risk assessment of your venue to ensure that it meets all appropriate archery safety standards.

We will provide a full written report, along with any specific recommendations to ensure that your venue complies with current archery safety criteria.

We provide the highest standard of fully maintained archery equipment. As safety is paramount, we will provide full safety briefings to all archery participants along with appropriately selected safety equipment.

Our primary aim is to provide your clients and our clients with a safe and enjoyable experience/ environment. We achieve this through providing not only the best equipment, but also the most comprehensive archery instruction. You, and your clients, can be assured of great service, great instruction and coaching and great fun.

We are confident that the archery event that our clients obtain through MRM Archery from the very initial engagement with us, to the last arrow shot, will be second to none.

The Directors of MRM Archery have a combined experience in excess of 60 years of competitive performance – we are eager to pass this experience on to others and to grow the sport of archery across Scotland.

When business demands, we are delighted to work with a range of qualified and very experienced Associates who help us provide our quality services - information on their experience is detailed below.


Moira Taylor

Moira TaylorMoira has shot competitively for both Scotland and Great Britain since 1975. She has been Scottish and British Ladies Champion, competed for Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia in 1982 and was British Team Manager for 4 years, culminating in managing the British Olympic Archery Team at Atlanta in 1996. She still retains a Scottish record set in 1983! Moira has been a Level 3 Coach for more than 35 years and has coached to International level, including being Scottish Junior Squad manager and Coach for 9 years.  Moira is also a full member of UK Coaching - the National Governing Body for Sports Coaches in the UK focussing on excellence and good practice in sports coaching.
Moira has been awarded the Torch Trophy Trust Award for Services to Sport and has received awards for Services to Archery from World Archery, Archery GB and Scottish Archery.
In 2014 Moira received from Scottish Archery a Highly Commended Certificate in their Coach of the Year Category and she was the joint winner of the Coach of the Year at the Falkirk Sports Personality of the Year Awards. In November 2017 Moira was inducted into the Scottish Archery Hall of Fame.  Moira is an accredited Tutor and Assessor for the Archery GB Instructor Award and a qualified Sports Coach Developer and Assessor - she has recently completed 6 years as Director of Coaching for Scottish Archery.  In November 2020 Scottish Women In Sport awarded Moira their 'Volunteer of the Year' Award. 

Michael Mather

michael200Michael has been involved in archery since the early 1970s. He first competed for Scotland as a Junior in 1977, and competed on the international stage over the next 20 years. He has competed for Scotland on more than 40 occasions. Michael qualified as an archery Coach in 1978 and with his coaching qualification has been heavily involved in archery coaching ever since. Michael is an Archery GB Range Assessor and is therefore qualified to fully risk assess potential archery venues. Michael has been heavily involved in the administration of Archery in Scotland over many years and was President from 2001 – 2006, and in 2006 was awarded Life Membership of Scottish Archery for his services to archery in Scotland.  Michael is an accredited Tutor and Assessor for the Archery GB Instructor Award and a qualified Sports Coach Developer.



 David Hutton

David Hutton

David has been involved in archery since 1986 and became a Coach in 2001 - he is currently a Level 3 Coach. He has been Scottish Indoor Champion and record holder in the Compound Limited class.  He shoots recurve, compound, recurve barebow and longbow but currently gets most satisfaction from shooting his horsebow. David has been a qualified coach and mentor in Glasgow Archers for over 15 years and is a qualified Sports Coach Developer. He was also a member of the Scottish National Council representing the West area in the administration of Scottish Archery. He currently coaches in two Scottish Universities as well as in his own club Glasgow Archers.


Phyllis Pettett

phyllis200Phyllis has been shooting since 2012 and is a keen competitor - she shoots recurve and has twice been a member of the East of Scotland Team travelling to competitions outside Scotland. Since becoming a qualified Coach in 2015 she has been an active member of the coaching team at her club, Falkirk Company of Archers - she has also gained valuable experience in running beginners courses and teaching children and adults with a disability. Phyllis is Treasurer of Scottish Archery Eastern Area and is currently President of her local club in Falkirk. She was awarded 'Highly Commended Volunteer of the Year' by Scottish Archery and in 2017 became Scottish Ladies Recurve Field Champion. She is currently a Level 2 Coach.

business300MRM Archery is extremely well placed to act as your business partner for providing archery services. Over many years of experience, we know that there is a strong market for people who want to try the sport of archery. However, for you to provide such a service to your clients, can be a costly venture, as you will undoubtedly have to purchase and maintain equipment, have your staff appropriately trained and qualified, and keep up to date with all necessary archery safety and Child Protection Guidelines.

MRM Archery can look after all of these aspects on your behalf, and reduce your potential overheads. We guarantee that all of our equipment is maintained to the highest standards so that your clients have the experience that they expect from you. All of our staff are licenced Coaches, are fully experienced in archery instruction and all are members of the PVG scheme.

Even if you already have archery as an activity that you actively promote, we are confident that we can provide an unequalled service that will enhance your programme of events.  We will provide a very cost effective way of ensuring that your clients get the archery experience that they expect and deserve. We are fully committed to providing our clients with the best possible, and safest, archery experience available on the market.

MRM Archery carries full Public Liability Insurance of £10m and fully complies with the most rigorous safety standards, based on the guidelines approved by both Archery GB and Scottish Archery. You can therefore be assured that both you and your clients are safe in our hands. 

We have a strong focus on Child Protection matters and has embedded this within our business philosophy. We provide the safest possible environment for children, young people and vulnerable groups.