The Ancient Society of Kilwinning Archers (ASKA) is a historical archery club in Kilwinning, North Ayrshire, Scotland. It is the oldest archery club in the UK, if not the world. The earliest surviving records of the club date back to 1688, but there is a written reference to a papingo shoot in Kilwinning in 1483.

The ASKA is best known for its annual papingo shoot, which is a traditional archery competition in which archers shoot arrows at a wooden parrot target. The first archer to hit the parrot’s head is declared the winner and is awarded the Drummond Papingo, a silver arrow. The papingo shoot is held on the first Saturday of August and is a major event in the Kilwinning calendar.

The ASKA also has a number of other archery activities, including target shooting, field archery, and archery tag. The club is open to all ages and abilities, and offers beginners lessons.

The ASKA is a valuable part of Kilwinning’s history and culture. It is a reminder of the town’s long association with archery, and it continues to play an active role in the community.