Balerno Bowling Club

e-mail address is:
click here:

Phone 0131 449 3789

Club Information



Archive section
Now available in the clubhouse.

Find us on Team App

Also on

Entertainment Calendar

For forthcoming attraction or see the notice boards in the club


Joker Jackpot.
Get your tickets from the club.


To hire the function suite please leave details for the social secretary at the bar or email the club by clicking here:

Latest News from the BBC:

Top Ten Draw Sheet 2019

Click Here-

Gents District 15 Draw 2019

Click Here-


Ladies W.O.L Fixtures 2019

Click Here-


Senior W.O.L League & League Cup Fixtures 2019. Click Here-


Men's 2018 prize giving -

All the winners-






By the time my regular reader(s?) sees this we shall be starting our outdoor bowling season. I for one am looking forward to getting back on the green as we have spent quite a bit of money to get it into tip top condition. Feedback from our greens staff suggests it will be much firmer than for any previous season. Hopefully it will be as flat as it looks when – as on the night of writing – it is covered in snow!
It’s been busy around the Club as we prepare for the new season.


A number of bowling meetings have taken place and let me firstly congratulate Anne Blake on being re-elected as the President of the Ladies Section. The Ladies should be looking forward to the new season as they have been bolstered (is that an appropriate word to use in connection with the Ladies?) by the addition of several new bowling members to whom we extend a very warm welcome.
The first of the Mens’ bowling meetings has taken place and congratulations go to Kenny Girdler, Mike Haldane, Dean McNeill and Derrick Robb on being elected as skips for the First XVI rinks. Once their rink members have been selected we shall be able to complete the appointment of the Second XVI skips but thanks are due at this stage to Ron Duguid, Fergie McBeath and Brian Turner for agreeing to fill three of those positions. The Senior Section meeting also saw Fergie McBeath, Frank Millan, Brian Ronald and Paddy Welsh selected as the skips for the Water of Leith Seniors XVI while Ron Duguid and yours truly will be doing our best to keep our rinks in the First Division of the West Edinburgh Seniors League. My selection only arose because President Tom McDonald fancies his chances of getting into the latter stages of so many of our Club competitions that he’ll be too tired to play on Thursday afternoons!


That leads me to a more serious note. I don’t often criticise Club members but I can’t help feeling a sense of disappointment that so many of our male bowlers are not prepared to commit to playing in our teams. I understand the difficulties for those with young families but I can’t understand why others are willing to forego the pleasure of being part of a team and sharing in its success and in the post mortems that are such an enjoyable feature of any team sports!

But let me finish on a positive note by thanking Hugh Gibson who once again (with the help of David Anderson) is continuing in the difficult role of Club Match Secretary. TTFN!


Past President





Bavelaw Garage


We carry out all types of general repairs large or small and servicing to all makes and models of cars and light vans at very competitive prices, so why not try us first? we are sure you will be very surprised at the keen prices that we quote you, and the quality of the work which we carry out every time and on time.


To book any repairs direct with us on line

click Here or visit the website.
Phone 0131 449 7450

Cockburn Farm


EH14 7JB


© j fairley