Welcome to

Mid Calder Bowling Club

 

Welcome to Mid Calder Bowling Club

News:
Due to ongoing preparatory work necessary for consolidating our Water and Electrical supplies (which has also necessitated lifting pathways):
- the Green area is closed to members and the lock on the gate has been changed,
- the clubhouse will be closed all week with the exception of Saturday afternoons (and 3 private functions), see amended opening hours. 

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 which 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 and recently an ongoing programme to develop and improve our infrastructure is showing benefits.


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 viewing area beside the changing rooms, and later this year will sponsor our new Team Shirts.

Planning permission for the canopy was obtained from West Lothian Council as part of a combined application for extra car parking and additional toilet facilities.
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, and members, for their ongoing support:

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

AMCO Giffen

St. Andrews Timber

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.

 

Our Club:

During the summer our 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 Children’s section with weekly training sessions on the Green and as part of the curriculum at Mid Calder Primary School.

It is intended that the Junior section will compete in West Lothian competitions in 2020.
Coaching sessions are planned to resume in May 2020, on Saturdays between 10:00 & 12:00.

Congratulations to 2019 Club Champions - Stan Gardiner and Donna White.


Club reinvestment

This year the club has invested a significant amount 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. The Green has recently been re-seeded in 2 directions and we hope to see further improvement in the playing surface next season.

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

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 clubhouse building and the hammer-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. We expect to start this work shortly.

Potential new toilet block:

A successful grant application to West Lothian Council and £3,250 has now been received with the balance of costs for this project to be made up from club investment. Additional sponsors are actively being sought. We will start this work as soon as the Building Warrant is received and keep you updated as this develops.

 

Canopy construction:

Work will start in March 2020 and it is planned to have this completed before the start of the new season.