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, £5,000 from Scottish Borders Council’s Community Grant scheme and a £70,000 loan from the Jedburgh common good fund

Now completed, the new facility incorporates separate changing rooms, additional toilets, full kitchen facilities, and a large recreational area. The project is supported by Bowls Scotland and the club will now form part of the governing body’s regional framework.

The club 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.

Commenting on the investment from the sportscotland Sport Facilities Fund, Louise Martin, Chair of sportscotland, said:

“We are 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.”

John Taylor, secretary of Jedburgh Bowling Club, added:

“We are absolutely delighted to have finally reached this stage, having started the process way back in April 1998. “

Without the support and assistance from sportscotland, BCCF Environmental Group, Jedburgh Common Good, and Scottish Borders Council this project could not have gone ahead.

“Credit must 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. “

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 Clubhouse will be open for major televised sporting occasions, festive parties and much more.

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.

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