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Bowls Scotland is working closely with government agencies and commercial organisations to maximise the provision of facilities and services to our clubs and all others involved in attracting and developing players.

With over 850 clubs and more than 66,000 members, as well as a Joint National Championship annually attracting thousands of spectators and competitors to our headquarters at Ayr Northfield the benefits to commercial partners are clear.

Our work with them will aim to:

  • Increase sales
  • Develop customer loyalty
  • Heighten brand awareness
  • Develop new markets
  • Develop business-to-business relationships
  • Launch new products
  • Broaden customer base
  • Develop community relations
  • Change or revitalise brand image

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To find out more about getting into partnership with Bowls Scotland please contact us at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



Bowls Scotland welcome leading Scottish utility company Cobalt Water as a partner in 2016

Bowls Scotland have formed a partnership with major utility company, Cobalt Water, who are now our approved supplier for mains water and waste services.

Cobalt Water are a Licenced Provider of Scottish Water services and are a wholly Scottish Company
with customers throughout Scotland.

They
are the leading independent provider of Scottish Water Services and also offer support and advice regarding mains water services for business premises, priding themselves on saving customers money and providing first class customer service.

By transferring your mains water services to Cobalt Water, you may be able to make a cash saving on your water rates.

Based in Ayrshire, Cobalt Water, have come on board to support the eagerly anticipated Scottish Super Series 2016.

“Bowls is a popular sport across Scotland, in many local communities where Cobalt already have customers,” said Cobalt Water’s Commercial Director, Hugh Brown.

“The Super Series shows the determination of Bowls Scotland to ensure the sustainability of the sport and provide another competitive structure for players of any age and skill level. For Cobalt Water the Scottish Super Series is the perfect opportunity to support a sport which is an integral part of many communities. The partnership means we can directly help clubs reduce their ongoing costs, freeing up funds to support their own club’s development.”

Commenting on the partnership, CEO of Bowls Scotland, Alan McMillan said:  “We are thrilled to have Cobalt Water as one of our partners for the Super Series. We are looking at ways to change the perception of the sport and encourage participation at all ages. Having Cobalt sponsor and support the Super Series, along with our other partners is a huge boost in helping us to achieve this.”

For more information on Cobalt Water and what services they offer  visit their website: http://www.cobaltwater.co.uk/ or call 01292 231035 and ask for John Duncan. 

When contacting Cobalt Water , please have a copy of your most recent bill to hand as this contains important reference numbers which they need to proceed.


Bowls Scotland is delighted to announce accountancy firm BDO LLP as a partner of Bowls Scotland

BDO is an award winning accountancy and business advisory firm, specialising in advising businesses on a wide range of services including audit, tax, corporate finance, business restructuring, fraud & forensic investigations.  The firm also advises high net-worth individuals, from families to entrepreneurs, professional sportsmen and investors.

Part of an international network of more than 1000 offices in over 100 countries, BDO is the world’s fifth largest accountancy firm.  The Glasgow team, based in Atlantic Quay, York Street, has significant experience in a variety of sectors including manufacturing, wholesale/distribution, Technology and Media, retail, sport, property and public sector.  It also has a renewable energy and sustainability practice.

Delivering exceptional client service is at the heart of the firm and a recent study found that 96% of clients would recommend BDO to their colleagues and their network.  Described as ‘the most practical and down to earth’ firm, clients benefit from straight forward advice and no nonsense solutions.

BDO offers an array of services, combined with senior-level attention, responsiveness and quality.  The team’s personal approach, local expertise and global reach is one that few in the market can match.

For more information about BDO, please visit www.bdo.co.uk or contact John Collins  on 0141 249 8450 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


“We are delighted to be making a stronger affiliation with  Bowls Scotland by becoming an official partner. After the overwhelming success of bowling at this year’s Commonwealth Games let us now go forward and look at ways to improve membership and keep our wonderful sport at the forefront of the world’s standings!” Grant Heron, Managing Director. 

Taylor Bowls started producing  bowls in 1796 making us the oldest bowls manufacturer  in the world. Throughout the Company’s  history  it has remained a pioneer in the game of bowls. Taylor’s has been responsible for  a  great many of the sports innovations, including the first test table and the introduction of coloured bowls, and continues  to ensure its products are second to none.  Many of the  World’s leading players choose to play with our bowls including Andy Thomson, Darren Burnett, David Gourlay and Stewart Anderson to name but a few.

Visitor Centre & Factory Tours

Why not come along and find out more about the history of the Company and of the game at our recently revamped Visitor Centre and Factory in Glasgow?  Here you will receive a warm welcome from our newly appointed Showroom Manager, Angela Millar, who can advise you on our full product range.  All our models and sizes of bowls are available for you to try there and then.  Bring along your Bowls Scotland membership card and receive 5% discount on many of our accessories.

We also offer free tours to show you first hand how bowls are made.  The tour lasts about 30 minutes. As this is popular it is advisable to book in advance. Click here or call us on 0141 554 5255.

For more information on our products and services you can visit our website www.taylorbowls.com or call us on 0141 554 5255.

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Bowls Scotland have successfully secured another commercial partnership with an Ayrshire based travel agent.

Based in Kilwinning, Thorne Travel have joined up to support Bowls Scotland and their members.

Thorne Travel will work to provide their services to Bowls Scotland’s High Performance and International teams in attending competitions and also assist with general business requirements at home and abroad. Bowls Scotland’s members will benefit from the partnership as Thorne will provide them with exclusive discounts on holidays and day trips.

Thorne Travel are an independent travel agent that believe in finding customers the right holiday experience. Thorne’s mission is to ensure that they find their customers the right holiday experience not just in price but also in destination and hotel experience. Within the last 7 years they have already won some prestigious awards including "Overall High Street retailer of the year - UK" and an Agent Achievement award for Innovation.

Vist http://www.thornetravel.com/ or call 01294 55 99 49