Try Bowls

What is Try Bowls?

Try Bowls is Bowls Scotland’s national campaign aimed at getting new people into bowls and increasing membership in clubs.

How can Try Bowls help your club?

Try Bowls helps clubs to create stronger links with your local community and increase membership.

Try Bowls works!

1 in 5 people who attended a Try Bowls event (2018) supported by Bowls Scotland went on to join a club.

What support does Bowls Scotland provide?

Bowls Scotland will provide the following to clubs who register:

  • An electronic resource pack – with editable poster templates, guides and ideas to deliver a successful Try Bowls event.
  • Support to promote your event nationwide – Bowls Scotland will promote your event on our social media and website.
  • A support call or visit from our development team – the opportunity to discuss your event and how we can help you further.
  • The opportunity to borrow equipment for your Try Bowls event, subject to availability.

What does it cost to run a Try Bowls event?

Registration is FREE and all resources and support can be accessed FREE of charge.

How can clubs get involved?

To register your club please download the application form here, before completing and returning to

Upon registering you will receive an electronic resource pack and you can get the bowl rolling!

Rosslyn BC and Kilwinning BC explain how they held their Try Bowls events in 2018 and how it boosted membership - watch here.

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