President James Moffat and

his board of directors

would like to welcome you

to the new Maryhill

Bowling Club Website for 2014 


Our Origins

Preliminary discussions with regard to the establishment of a Bowling Club and Bowling Green were held in February 1861. On 24th February 1861 a meeting was convened at the local police chambers attended by a number of local gentlemen contemplating the formation of a bowling club. At this meeting a suitable site was identified and further investigations were held to determine the feasibility of proceeding.

In March 1861 a meeting was held of over 70 gentlemen who had expressed a desire to become members. A decision was taken at that meeting to form a Bowling Club under the name “ Maryhill Bowling Club”. The number of gentlemen deemed to be suitable for membership was 72.

On Saturday 27th July 1861 the Green was officially opened.

A greenkeeper was appointed and his remuneration was not extravagant – he was voted a stipend of 8 shillings per week.

On 21 August the first minuted meeting was held in the Bowls house. All previous meetings were held in the Police Chambers, the Borough hall or on the green.

The first President of the club was Mr J Leckie Ewing, the First Lieutenant of Maryhill Company of Dumbartonshire Corps of Volunteers.

In 1862 challenges were sent to various clubs for match play. These clubs were Killermont, Partick, Springburn and Burnbank. Burnbank regretted being unable to fulfil the fixture due to other commitments. The Killermont Bowling Club involved was not the Killermont BC whom we love and continue to play to this day but was a group of men who played at the private Bowling Green at Killermont House

In 1863 games were arranged with Partick, Springburn, Springbank, Bellahouston, Duntocher, Calton, Bridgeton, Old Kilpatrick, Whitevale and Parkhead.

The foundations of a Community Bowling Club were formed, and those values still hold true today.


We have a completely renovated function hall with mood lighting and music, which seats up to 80 people. We also have a fully stocked bar, and provide facilities for all occasions.

Our private members room has Sky TV, which includes all sports channels.

And, of course, on the green we provide excellent tuition for anyone looking to take up bowls, as well as various Community Coaching Programmes.

(Please be aware : Maryhill Bowling Club exercises a zero tolerance policy on violent and abusive behaviour)

Social Events this month

Events at Maryhill in April

12th - Opening day - Donnie Findlay


If you would like to attend any of Maryhills social functions, please contact us using the details on the contacts page, or at :

Match Calendar for May

Matches this month

Sunday 4th - Davie Morrison

Saturday 10th - Killermont (Away)

Saturday 10th - Ladies Triples (Home)

Saturday 17th - Claremont (Home)

Saturday 24th - James Torrie Triples

Tuesday 27th - Ladies v St.Vincent

Sunday 25th - GBA Ex-Presidents v Police

Saturday 31st - Ladies Fun-day