Balerno Bowling Club is situated in the heart of Balerno Village located 9 miles west of Edinburgh. Founded in 1885 and as a famous Scottish Bowling Club our members through the years have distinguished the club by winning numerous District, Scottish and National titles.
In 2019 on the isle of Jersey our senior ladies Helen Girdler, Margaret Turner, Mabel Jackson and Anne Blake won the silver medal representing Scotland in the British Isles Championship. Anne Blake also became the second Balerno female member after Elspeth Oliver in 1994 to win the coveted Steel Trophy. She beat Scottish international Gillian Mackintosh in the final.
The men's team won promotion from Division Five of the Edinburgh Bowling League, (Wednesday night).
Ron Duguid was successful in the senior men’s event in the West of Edinburgh and Philip Marshall and Gordon Cameron teamed up to win the senior Pairs title.
Senior rinks (Thursday) won Division 3 in the West of Edinburgh organised event. The men’s senior rink also won the Knockout Cup in the West Edinburgh Bowling League as well as the third division.
President Philip Marshall thanked all who contributed to the success on and off the green.
Secretary Bill Bramley stressed that some clubs in the Water of Leith area are struggling. He added: “We need to show interest in keeping Balerno Bowling Club going and we aim to reach out to the local community this year. “So, stand up and be counted and let 2020 be a good year.
Philip Marshall was re-elected president with Brian Buckner in as vice-president. Adam Patterson remains treasurer and Bill Bramley is secretary for another year.
The management committee welcomes some new faces. There are the four main office bearers plus, Maxi Baigrie, Nigel Duncan, Ian Hepburn, Robert Wightman, the Match Secretary Steven Watson, Kenny Girdler and Ron and Sandra Duguid.
Balerno Bowling club have frozen their fees for next season in a bid to attract new members. Members (men and women) pay £160 to bowl and £40 to be a social member with restricted bowling. The fee was agreed at the annual general meeting.