Lerwick Outdoor Bowling Club Shetland

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L.O.B.C v Morton Lodge - 12th June 2021

Thirty players were on the green today playing the annual fixture where half represent Morton Lodge 89 and half represent the bowling club.

Five games were played over 16 ends with the trophy going to the team with the highest shot total.

After a run of victories for Morton Lodge, the club ran out victorious today with a final score of 87 shots to 69. Ian Scott from Morton Lodge is photographed presenting the trophy to Caroline Smith, the club vice-President.

Ian Scott from Morton Lodge presenting the trophy to Caroline Smith, the club vice-President

George Wilsons Mixed Pairs - 5th June 2021

Today's competition was the George Wilson Mixed Pairs. Twelve pairs took part, playing 3 seven end games on different rinks against different opponents.

The winners were the established pair of Anne Robertson and Alex Elphinstone, photographed with the trophy.

Anne Robertson and Alex Elphinstone

Newhill's Quaich - 29th May 2021

On a lovely warm afternoon, 30 members turned out to play for the Newhill's Quaich trophy.

A slight re-vamp of the rules resulted in a very close contest with most of the triples winning and losing games over three 7 end matches.

However, the winning team turned out to be Jim Wood, Alex Elphinstone and Donald (Blondie) Campbell who are photographed with the trophy.


Jim Wood, Donald (Blondie) Campbell and Alex Elphinstone

Robbie Watt Shield - 22nd May 2021

Today, 24 members took part in the Robbie Watt Shield. The first half of the competition was played in light rain but, thankfully, the rain stopped and the sun shone on the final section.

Over 3 games played on different rinks and in different playing positions, the winner, with the most points was Willie Coutts.

The President, Ewen MacRitchie, who was the runner-up, presented Willie (right) with the shield.

The President, Ewen MacRitchie, who was the runner-up, presented Willie (right) with the shield.

Opening Of The Green - 15th May 2021

Lerwick Outdoor Bowling Club held its first sweepstake of the new season on Saturday afternoon. It was nice to return to the green finally. Once again the President took on the Vice-president.

Twenty-six bowlers took part in the competition which was started by Theresa Terris rolling the first jack of the season.

Theresa Terris setrting first jack of the year

2021 Season Dates Announced


The 2021 outdoor bowling season dates have been announced with the opening of the green commencing on 15th May


Membership Forms Available Soon


Membership forms will be made available for the 2021-2022 season at the club house on 15th May from 1:30pm.


Click to download a copy for printing
Click to download a copy for printing

Covid-19 rules for playing bowls

Only paid up members will be permitted so that information can be gathered for NHS Track & Trace.


There will be sanitiser points all over provided.


Players will adhere to guidelines laid out by Bowls Scotland.


Lockers can be used subject to maintaining social distancing. No equipment hire will be available.


Physical contact should be avoided where possible (hand shaking etc.) Social distancing should be practiced where possible (more than 2 metres).


There will be limited use of the toilet facilities.


To minimise handling of cash the correct amount should be placed in the cash container. No change can be given.