The Scottish Government have announced further easing in lockdown restrictions within Phase Two. Some of the restrictions eased apply to sporting activity including lawn bowls.

The main changes applicable to lawn bowls and bowling clubs are:

  • No restrictions on travel for sporting activity and leisure (except Scottish Government’s exemption areas) from Friday 3rd July
  • Limited clubhouse facilities (toilets and first aid) can open if physical distancing and good hygiene can be maintained from Friday 3rd July
  • Bar service can resume only to offer an outdoor hospitality service if physical distancing and good hygiene can be maintained from Monday 6th July (clubs must check their license)

Our Guidance Document and FAQ’s have been updated to reflect these changes and we strongly encourage all our clubs that are already open or planning to open to read the updated guidelines.

We hope this is good news for our members and that the revised guidance announced today makes it possible for more people to return to our sport.

Bowls Scotland must re-iterate that public health remains the number one priority and we ask clubs not to prematurely implement these changes if they are not ready to do so. Please take time to plan, risk assess and ensure caution before implementing these changes to ensure the safety of your members and the wider community. 

Our updated Guidance Document and FAQ’s are available to view on our website here -

If your club has opened or is planning to open please get in touch with us to let us know how you are getting on via or by contacting your relevant National Development Officer:

We will provide further updates to our Guidance Documents as we move into Phase Three when further restrictions are eased by the Scottish Government.

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