Bowls Scotland Statement

Following on from Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement on Thursday 7th May, Bowls Scotland are reinforcing to all our clubs that your greens must remain closed for play. The message is still clear – stay at home and save lives.

We are continuing to work closely with the Scottish Government, Scottish Sports Association and sportscotland to put in place the appropriate planning for bowls to return safely when restrictions on lockdown are eased in Scotland.

All District Secretaries have been invited to online forums this week to discuss and help create guidance for our clubs on preparing for play. You can give your clubs views on how best to get back to playing our sport by contacting your District Secretary.

Bowls Scotland CEO, Alan McMillan, said: “I understand the importance of our sport to many bowlers across the country, and the eagerness to return to the green as soon as possible. However, that can only happen when it is safe to do so and the focus at present must be to follow the current measures and slow the spread of the virus, protect the NHS and save lives.

“We will update our members and clubs as soon as the Scottish Government agrees a plan on a safe return to bowls and sport as a whole. I would like to thank all our members and clubs for their continued support in following the necessary guidelines in such difficult times.”


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