Coronavirus - committee guidance - update

Opening of the Green

Subject to the Scottish Government’s final decision being made on 28 May, and weather depending, the green will be opened by our President Willie Donaldson and his daughter Cara on Friday 29 May from 6pm. In line with the guidance from Bowls Scotland / Scottish Government the clubhouse will remain closed; however you will be given access to the clubhouse to collect your bowls / shoes.

BOOKING A RINK – Can you please advise Mandy (Match Secretary – 07449 940577 ) if you wish to play on Friday evening, by Thursday 28 May @ 5pm. Your time slot will be confirmed on Thursday 28 May by 8pm – The Booking Calendar can be viewed HERE

Guidance from Bowls Scotland – please ensure you familiarise yourself with before booking.

We are also planning to have bookable awareness sessions over the weekend to ensure you understand what is required of you to play bowls going forward. The guidance states that “Players should go through the clubs booking system and not just turn up to the green to play”, however it has been decided that all Players must book a rink for play.

To comply with the guidance we are carrying out a Risk Assessment of the clubhouse and green area. All members who wish to play must sign a Players Disclaimer for the Club to comply with the insurance recommendations.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Mandy on 07449 940577 or Beth on 07835 334789.

Membership fees

The deadline for both full and social member subscriptions has now be extended from the 30th March to the 31st May

The committee has agreed to keep the fees for both full and social members as agreed at the AGM.  In the meantime it would be helpful if members could send their annual subscriptions to keep up with the ongoing costs of the club.  You can either:

  • post a cheque through the clubhouse door as it is checked daily or,
  • post to Steve Saunders, 7 Provost Road, Blairgowrie, PH10 6PJ or,
  • Pay by bank transfer – please contact Steve Saunders on 07989 533836 for details

We would like to thank those members who have already paid their full fees.  If you have paid your fees and are not in agreement with the committee a full refund will be given.

Once we hear when it is safe to open we will let you know.

Please note: 

If you have qualified for the Perthshire or the Scottish in the men’s events also Angus & Perthshire, Perthshire and Bowls Scotland ladies events which you were supposed to play this year you will now play next year but if you choose not to be pay fees for this year, in all fairness, you are not allowed to represent the club next year. This will be the same for all Champion of Champions events.

As the government has ordered, the club has now shut down temporarily until further notice. The green will be maintained as we hope to salvage something of the season, hopefully early summer but wait and see.
On Friday 20th March Willie, Mandy and Beth contacted all the members to tell them what was happening and also to offer help if needed for any member who is experiencing difficulty through illness.
This will help to keep the community spirit going in our club.

If anybody hears of members struggling over food deliveries or whatever, they could let Willie, Beth or Mandy know as they are all out and about anyway and continuing to work.

As you can appreciate from all the news reports etc regarding the Coronavirus, the safety and well-being of all our members, employees and guests must be our top priority.  As a result the Management Committee decided to cancel all forthcoming events till the end of May. 

Members are strongly reminded to comply with the latest Government and NHS guidance – full details can be found HERE

If you have any queries re the above please contact a member of the Management Committee.  Further statements will be issued as and when appropriate to keep members updated.

Welcome to Blairgowrie Bowling Club

Welcome to the web site of Blairgowrie Bowling Club.

We are a friendly and enthusiastic club that offers bowls for both ladies and men being either casual play through to competing nationally, including mixed matches and competitions.

We offer excellent coaching to new bowlers and encourage everyone to participate in the clubs many social activities.

Our club caters for all standards of bowlers and we are always keen to meet prospective new members. For all our contact details please click here.

Alternatively visit us at our green, we have free parking around our green. Our members will be happy to answer any questions.

We are not just a ‘bowling club’ but have many other activities going on throughout the bowling season and through the winter months. These include carpet bowls, darts, pool and dominoes. We also have very successful bingo evenings every Friday and a good social membership for those who want to take part in non-bowling activities.

Please browse our web site, we hope this will introduce you to the Blairgowrie Bowling Club.