Welcome to

Mid Calder Bowling Club

 

Welcome to Mid Calder Bowling Club

Mid Calder bowling club was established in 1998, celebrating our 20th Anniversary last year. The club is situated within the heart of Mid Calder village.  
Still a relatively young bowling club that continues to grow with over 70 full members. Throughout our short history our members have distinguished the club by winning numerous district outdoor and indoor titles.   

During the summer the green is full of fun and laughter with a welcoming atmosphere and environment for members and guest to come along and have game of bowls or relax and watch others whilst accessing our clubhouse and licensed  bar.

We have recently started a Childrens section with weekly training sessions on the Green and as part of the curriculum at Mid Calder Primary School 
Due to the progress which has been made, a competitive match was arranged against East Calder Juniors section.
Despite the opponents' greater experience, Mid Calder managed to win a game in East Calder's 3 - 1 victory.
(see photos above).
It is intended that the Junior section will compete in West Lothian competitions for 2019.
Coaching sessions resumed in May 2019, on Saturdays between 10:00 & 12:00.

Congratulations to 2019 Club Champions - Stan Gardiner and Donna White


Current club sponsors:

West Lothian Council
Belhaven
John Watson Architectural Consultant
Freddie Jimieson
Pro-Turfcare
Kaim Park Garage

AMCO Giffen

Black Bull Inn Midcalder 


If you are interested in joining or sponsoring the club please use the contact form to get in touch with us.

Thank you to our largest club sponsor Belhaven  who, in recent years have sponsored our locker room expansion and refurbishment, funded a new canopy for a bowls viewiing area beside the changing rooms, and later this year will sponsor our new Team Shirts. Planning permission for the canopy is being sought through West Lothian Council as part of a combined application for extra car parking and additional toilet facilities. The council planning review meeting was held on Wed 12th June, 2019, and planning permission was granted.
Thank you to John Watson for preparing the planning drawings and providing advice and support to our new projects.
Thank you to our other sponsors for their ongoing support.

Club reinvestment

This year the club has invested a significant amout of money in controlling the dampness on the Green, tree removal and replacement, re-seeding the green, and renovating the garden area. We have also purchased a new Toro lawnmower brush kit and other green-keeping equipment, and created a new compost heap. We have contracted a new green cutter and management company with the object of further improving the playing surface.
The club house door and surround beside the green was replaced, and new gents toilet facilities were added.
A new ice making machine was purchased.

Club Investment for 2019:
New shed floor:
One of the storage sheds had a rotten wooden floor, which has now been replaced. 

Canopy construction:
 Work will start following receipt of planning approval (see above). Ideally, this will have been completed before the start of the new season.

Potential New Car Park:
West Lothian Council have provided support through the liaison with key staff culminating in the amendment to our lease to include the area immediately to the North of the clubhouse, between the building and the hamer-head in Combfoot Cottages. Additionally West Lothian Council have given their support to facilitate the potential supply of materials to enable this significant investment, which will help the whole community, to take place. Additional sponsors are actively being sought and we will keep you updated as this develops.

Potential new toilet block:
A grant application to West Lothian Council was made to help fund this project. The application was successful, and £3,250 has been allocated with the balance coming from club re-investment. Additional sponsors are actively being sought. Given the necessary funding and approvals, we will start this work after the 2019 bowling season is complete. We will keep you updated as this develops.