Lochee Bowling Club has a long and proud history and continues to play an active role in developing what is already one of the most popular and successful sports in Scotland.
- On the 6th February 1893 the players agreed to lease a site in Ancrum Road for the princely sum of One Pound Sterling per annum and the Ancrum Road Bowling Club was formed.
- In 1898, a new Bowl House measuring 10 feet by 8 feet was built at a cost of £12.
- By 1901, the search was on for a new and larger green and in 1902 the lease was signed for the present site in Muirton Road. The new green was renamed Lochee Bowling Club in 1903.
- During the 1920s, the club again tasted success by winning the Hunter Cup in 1921, the Hunter & Guthrie Cups in 1925 and Lochee President Bailie Neave played in an International match at Croydon.
- Among other notable successes in post war years were the Guthrie Cup in 1947 and 1953, the Patterson shield in 1953 and, for four successive years, Lochee reached the final of the Hunter Cup being successful in 1950, 1952 and 1953.
- If the 6th June 1944 was D-Day, then the 3rd June 1957 was definitely L-Day with the club welcoming the ladies section.
- Moving into the 90’s and the club was looking forward to celebrating its Centenary Year in 1993, and to round of a remarkable century we had our youngest ever club champion in 28-year-old Jim O’Connor.
- 1995 saw our 2 Bowl Open Pairs receive sponsorship and in 1996 the club won the City of Dundee Seniors Rinks, The Finlay Leslie and The Millar Triples.
- In 1998, our committee were made aware that two of our bowlers, Ron Forrester and Dave Petrie, had attained the momentous achievement of reaching more than 50 years as members of Lochee Bowling Club.
- In 2017, our Ladies Section celebrated their 60th anniversary year and, after many years of deliberation they finally agreed to accept full membership of Lochee Bowling Club.
- 2018 saw the club secure promotion to the Angus League Division 1 and winners of the Shot Bowl, notably during our 125 Year Anniversary.
- As part of our commitment to involve and engage with the local community, we welcomed Boogie in the Bar to the club in 2018, a wonderful opportunity for people living with dementia to enjoy an afternoon of music and dancing every month.
- 2019 saw us advancing youth development at the club for the very first time.
- Looking forward to the next few years, we are again engaging in some major refurbishment to improve our facilities for all our members, friends and visitors.
A video of our recent renovation
For more information on our full history, please visit: Celebrating One hundred and Twenty-Five Years.