St. DUTHUS BOWLING CLUB

The club was established on 21 June 1906. Turf for the green was taken from Morrich Mhor, and the original clubhouse, still in use, and boundary fence were built with wood supplied free by Count de Sierra Largo of Tarlogie. The Opening Ceremony was performed by Mrs Fowler of Mansfield, wife of the town’s Provost, who was Club President and a leading light in establishing the club. The club was also indebted to Invergordon Bowling Club for their assistance in getting established and for providing bowlers for the Opening Day.

An important measure in earlier times

A measure in earlier times

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Today the club continues to thrive, providing modern facilities for outdoor and short mat indoor bowling. It is affiliated to the Scottish, Scottish Women’s and Northern Counties Bowling Associations, and the Northern, Northern Women’s and Black Isle Indoor Bowling Leagues. Club members have enjoyed much success in competitions run by all these organisations.

Mrs Fowler throws the opening bowl

Mrs Fowler throws the opening bowl

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Club contact: Mrs Margaret Farmer, Snowberry Cottage, Loandhu, Fearn.

Hamish Swanson throws the opening bowl of the 2001 season

Hamish Swanson throws the opening bowl of the 2001 season

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The clubhouse extension which can cater for indoor bowling & social functions.

Clubhouse extension

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The original clubhouse alongside the modern greenkeeper’s shed

Original Clubhouse and modern greenkeepers shed

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St Duthus Bowling green, May 2001

St Duthus Bowling Green May 2001

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St. Duthus Bowling Club plaque dated 1906

St Duthus Bowling Club Plaque

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