Bowls: Bute’s new outdoor season under way

Rothesay Bowling Club's green was opened for the new season on Saturday, April 18, 2015.
Rothesay Bowling Club's green was opened for the new season on Saturday, April 18, 2015.

The 2015 gents’ outdoor bowling season on Bute is now off and running after the annual opening ceremonies at all three of the island’s greens.

Secretary Jean Moffat did the honour of throwing the first jack and bowls of the year at Craigmore Bowling Club on April 11, while Ardbeg and Rothesay members followed suit on April 18 and 19 respectively.

At Rothesay on Saturday the honour fell to Debbie Walker, who se husband Johnny is this year’s club president, while at Ardbeg, president Gordon Wokes watched on as his daughter Danniella declared the green open for the new season.

All three ceremonies were attended by visiting members from clubs on Bute and beyond and saw the official openings followed by the traditional first-day game between the president’s and vice-president’s teams.