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Lawn bowling clubs in East Renfrewshire

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1578: tabled on 03 March 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 6 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes the difficulties facing many local sporting clubs as a result of their closure during the covid-19 pandemic; welcomes signs that club organisers and participants are beginning to look forward to resumption of their sports in the months ahead; acknowledges the continuing popularity of lawn bowls, which, with the support of Bowls Scotland, is played by over 56,000 bowlers across Scotland, and which sustains many long established clubs at the heart of communities, including in East Renfrewshire, where Crofthead Bowling Club in the village of Neilston is celebrating its centenary year having been formed originally in 1921 as part of the English Sewing Company workers' recreation club, but which is today an independent club whose members purchased the green in the 1990s and built a Members' lounge; recognises that the covid-19 pandemic prevented many sporting clubs from celebrating significant anniversaries including Giffnock Bowling Club, which was founded in 1895 as Giffnock Bowling and Tennis Club before the two sports split into separate clubs on adjacent sites, and Mearns Bowling Club, for whose opening season of 1920-21 a photographic record remains; and wishes all those involved with lawn bowling in East Renfrewshire and elsewhere a better season than last year and all the best for the future of their sport.