Work got under way in March 2013 build a new clubhouse at Jedburgh Bowling Club after the original 100-year-old
building was demolished.
The replacement facility was
completed by the start of August 2013 a mear 5 months on from the demolition.
The project was made possible thanks to a £60,000 investment from sportscotland, £45,000 from the Jedburgh Common Good Fund, £30,000
from BCCF Environmental Group, £5,000 from Roxburgh Sports Council, and £5,000
from Scottish Borders Council’s Community Grant scheme.
Now completed, the new facility incorporates separate changing rooms,
additional toilets, full kitchen facilities, and a large recreational area.
is supported by Bowls Scotland and the club will now form part of the governing
body’s regional framework.
already has good links with Scottish Borders Council, but this project will
help to further increase participation by strengthening connections with Active
Schools and Sport Development teams.
the investment from the sportscotland
Sport Facilities Fund, Louise Martin, Chair of sportscotland, said:
delighted to be supporting this thriving local club to build a new clubhouse,
which will undoubtedly become a real asset for the whole community.
“sportscotland is committed to
maximising the opportunities for people across Scotland to become involved in
sport and this investment shows our commitment to help develop and support a
world-class sporting system at all levels, which will inspire future
generations to be the best they can be.”
secretary of Jedburgh Bowling Club, added:
absolutely delighted to have finally reached this stage, having started the
process way back in April 1998.
support and assistance from sportscotland,
BCCF Environmental Group, Jedburgh Common Good, and Scottish Borders Council
this project could not have gone ahead.
also go to the committee and members for all their hard work, and finally to
the townsfolk of Jedburgh who regularly support our weekly lottery and
fundraising events enabling us to raise sufficient funds of our own.
when people see the new facility they will take the opportunity to try out the
The club would like to apologise to walkers for the short term
inconvenience to the pathway whilst building works are in progress.”
We are adding rugular photo updates as the new Clubhouse takes shape.
Once the new facilities are up and running the club hopes to make full use of the facility.
During the outdoor bowling season, the club hopes to attract a few representative games to the club such as the Hamilton trophy district tournament and the Matt Purdie Trophy.
Off season the club hopes to keep the clubhouse open during the winter months by entering the Jedburgh darts league which takes place on friday evenings as well as putting in some carpet/short matt bowling boards and set up a league.
The lounge facility will be available to hire for parties and functions. More information on this will appear on this site once we near opening.
For contact details to hire the lounge please click here. Contact