After waiting for the green light from Bowls Scotland and the Scottish Government, followed by a lengthy period of getting our house in order to allow it to happen, I can now inform you that Ellon Bowling Green will be open for play – under certain restrictions – from Thursday 18 June.
Imposed restrictions mean that the Clubhouse is closed to all members, so the lounge, toilets and locker room are out of bounds. This of course means that members cannot leave their bowls in their lockers and collect them before any match they play. To allow members to collect their bowls, (so that they can carry them to the green when playing), the Clubhouse will be open and manned by a Committee member on the following dates/times:-
Friday 12 June 2020 from 7pm – 9 pm
Saturday 13 June from 10am – 12 pm
Sunday 14 June from 2pm – 4pm
(If you as a member cannot make any of these times, please contact a Committee member, who will arrange a convenient time). Please note that we would like members to use the (emergency) door nearest the kitchen to enter the Clubhouse to collect bowls, but when it comes to playing matches afterwards, please only use the Union Street gate.
At the moment, the green will only be open for non-competitive bowling, as directed by Bowls Scotland, but for some of our members, this will certainly be a situation that is welcome and more than enough, considering the present circumstances. Enjoy your bowling and make sure you and others on the green are safe.