46 Partickhill Road, G11 5BY
Partickhill Bowling Club was founded in 1905 and still retains its original features. Tour the clubhouse, explore the area through old photos and try your hand at bowls. Bring your children and grand-children and enjoy a game in lovely surroundings.
Bowls owes its existence to Scots. Once banned because the game threatened the practice of archery, it is now played in over 40 countries with more than 50 member national authorities. The home of the modern game is still Scotland with the World Bowls centre in Edinburgh. The sport has been popular in Scotland since the mid-19th century, since when there has been a huge expansion in the number of bowling greens, making it a genuine mass participation sport. Partickhill Bowling & Tennis Club was founded in 1905, by local residents, and the Club opened that year with an Arts & Crafts design that has been widely utilized elsewhere. As a Glasgow institution, the clubhouse finds itself surrounded by wonderful Glasgow tenements, and remains a real oasis for relaxation in our great post-industrial city. The beautiful tenement opposite was Glasgow's first block of luxury flats, each landing with its very own telephone! Tennis is no longer played, but the Club has provided the opportunity for wider community engagement, with many new activities introduced. That context also provides the opportunity for an exhibition of art-works by local school children, as well as a small display of historic maps of the local area, demonstrating how Partickhill has grown over the last 125 years. We plan for bowls demonstrations and games by local school-children, following the introduction this year of the sport to their curriculum. The clubhouse has a bar and, for the duration of the Open Days, there will be a pop-up café, complementing your great day out learning to bowl?
Parking info: Adjacent metered on-street parking (Sunday free).
Accessibility: To access the Bowling Green, flat soled shoes are the general rule, but why not try "bare-foot bowling"?
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