Perth Bowling Club




Balhousie, North Inch, Perth. PH1 5HT

Tel: 01738 621386



Ally Roger

Vice President:

Jim Sandilands

Junior Vice President

Graham Sidey

Club Treasurer:

Geraldine Caven

Club Secretary:

Gordon Barclay

Gents Match Secretary:

Gary Turpie

Ladies Match Secretary: Ann Moffat


Perth Bowling New Season Welcome Letter 


Again it’s with deep regret that I have to inform you of the passing of Ian Robertson, Ian was passed president back in 1989
at Perth Bowling Club, Ian also represented the club at Ayr a few times that in itself is a great achievement,
a loyal member for the club in every aspect.
All our thoughts go out to Thelma and all the families at this sad time. R.I.P. Ian.

Gordon Barclay
Perth Bowling Club Secretary


It's with deep regret that I have to inform you of the passing of  Alex Don,
Alex was a member of Scone Recreation Bowling Club for a few years as well as a member of Perth Bowling Club.
Alex was very helpful in the club in Friendlies and league's as well as being a good supporter to the senior section of the club.
Alex will be sadly missed throughout the bowling clubs within Perth,
and all of our thoughts go out to the family at this very sad time.

Gordon Barclay
Perth Bowling Club Secretary


I apologise for this late entry, but it's with sadness that one of our  long serving member David Bruce, has died, 
David was a good servant for the club and was also the our club president during our 150 Anniversary of the club in 2003.
He will be sadly missed and all our thoughts go out to the family from the member of Perth Bowling Club.

Gordon Barclay
Perth Bowling Club Secretary.


It's with regret that I have to report the passing of Fred Selby and Murray Cooper.
Fred was a long-standing member of the club and he also played in the Probus until his health
curtailed his bowling. Murray was a long-standing member and past president within the club in 1995.
All our thoughts go out to both of their families in these sad times. 

Gordon Barclay
Perth Bowling Club Secretary.


It's with great sadness that  I have to report the passing of Bill Bell, one of our past presidents,
Bill Bell was president of the club around 2002. Bill was a good loyal supporter of the club
and he will be missed throughout the bowling community.
All our thoughts go out to the family at these very hard times. R.I.P. BILL.

Gordon Barclay
Perth Bowling Club Secretary.

I want to inform all of the members of the passing of Andy Rettie.
Andy was a past member of the Perth Bowling Club and passed Match Secretary R.I.P.

Gordon Barclay
Perth Bowling Club Secretary.

Important Notice of Closing Day!

I've been asked to inform you that the Perth Bowling Club will be holding their closing day on the 26th September 2020. 
report in by 13:30hrs for a 14:00hr start. Not the usual closing day venue, but due to the Coronavirus they will be holding a
Pairs Competition sponsored by Adil Hamdani.  
If you're interested on playing please contact Ross Dennis or Ally Roger to let them know that you'll be there.  
Enjoy your day and hopefully see you all next year. 

Stay safe.
Yours in Sport 
G. Barclay
Perth Bowling Club Secretary.

It's with regret that I announce the passing of Roger Graham.
Roger collapsed on the green on Saturday 5th September & was in Ninewells Hospital Dundee since then.
Roger managed to breath on his own but on Tuesday suffered another heart attack and again on Wednesday night.
His journey finally ended Thursday afternoon.
Roger was one of our relatively new members and was always there to help the club and mixed well with everybody.
He'll be sadly missed by all of the members and all of our thoughts go out to his family in these sad times.
R.I.P. Roger.

It is also with regret that I announce the passing of Charlie Speedie.
When Charlie joined the Perth Bowling Club, he was suffering from dementia, but the members knew of his history
and his capabilities within the game of bowls. Charlie was an asset to the club.
He was mistreated by his former Bowling Club!
Charlie was well known within the bowling calendar as he was also an official Umpire and
respected throughout all members.
Unfortunately, Charlie had to give up the bowling but enjoyed watching.
Our thoughts again go out to his wife Chris and their family at these sad times.

It's  with regret that I announce the passing of  one of our loyal members Bobby Dowie,
from what I've been informed about Bob, was that he joined the Perth Bowling Club from Darnhall Bowling Club
and had been a member at the Perth club for around 20 years or slightly longer.

Bobby was a cantankerous person but always had the club at heart, sometimes known as Del Boy with the help from
certain contacts he had. Always reliable for raffle prizes and donations, one of Bobby's highlights was winning the
Nomination Pairs with Ross Dennis against Cameron Little & Dave Allan.

All of our thoughts from the Club goes out to the family at this difficult time.

RIP Bobby.

 George Wilson. a loyal member of our club has died.

Throughout the years George  did a lot for the club in more ways than one, he also helped  by painting the outside of the club for our 150th Club Anniversary, all of our thoughts go out to all of the family at this very hard time. He was a very good bowler and will be sadly missed by all of our members RIP. 

G. Barclay

Perth Bowling Club Secretary.



The official date of the formation of Perth Bowling Club at St.Leonards was the 11th day of March 1853.  It was reported that all work on the green was finished and that it was fit for play.  The green was opened for play on 30th June 1853.  The total cost of laying the green and building the clubhouse was 143 19/-.


In 1858 the Club was informed that the grounds on which the green was a part, was in the market for sale.  The new green at Balhousie was opened on 12th May 1864 with Sir David Ross, the Lord Provost performing the opening ceremony.


The problem of squaring the green was the subject of much discussion in the period 1928-1931.  A modified scheme was carried out at the close of the 1931 season.


In 1940-1940 significant changes had taken place in the personnel of the club membership and it agreed that the maximum number be raised to 100 and the need to draw up a waiting list for membership.


In 1956 a new kitchen was added to clubhouse, and the thatch roof was replaced by slates in 1966.

The ladies section was formed in 1978 but ladies and gents sections were amalgamated in 2000.

In 1993 the green and clubhouse was under a few feet of water following serious flooding in Perth.  


Club Honours

The club were successful during 2016 season  in winning Division A of Perth & District League, Campbell Trophy, Ladies Fair Maids Trophy, Carse Senior Triples, Perth & Perthshire Ladies 2 Pairs, and  Tayside Ladies Triples League.  Also in 2016 for the first time, 15 members of the club qualified to play in the Bowls Scotland finals at Ayr  - the first time such a large number from a Perthshire club had made it to the finals in the same season.


Visits from touring sides has been a feature for many years and every encouragement is given for other teams to contact the club.


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