Lawn bowls has been around for hundreds of years with its origins supposedly dating back to Ancient Egyptian times along with its cousins, bocce and pétanque.  Westerton Bowling Club was established more recently in 1948 by residents of Westerton Village as the village began to expand and new people moved to the area.  This was started primarily by three men, George Phoenix, James Mason and Richard Williamson, who shall now be affectionately known as George, Jimmy and Dick.

George, Jimmy and Dick formed the new committee with a Mr W.A.D. Wilson being the first President.  Mr Wilson was from outside of the village with the idea being that he would help bring new members from further a field and this proved to be the case. Initially though, George, Jimmy and Dick decided that door to door canvassing was the best way to drum up support for the new venture, and by the end of the first week, the local community had helped establish a significant fund to allow the project to progress. The current site was chosen and overtures made to Dunbarton County Council.  Excavation and levelling began in 1948 and this encouraged more local residents to take an interest and apply for membership. By mid-summer, Jimmy had acquired an ex-army Nissen Hut and this would be used as clubhouse, locker-room, social and recreation hall.  It may not be known, but the
Westerton Male Voice Choir originated from the bowling club and the Nissen Hut!

The long awaited opening day arrived on 4th June 1949, where the first jack was thrown and the flag unfurled.

Over the years the club has produced many champions at various levels including County, Inter-County and had representation at International level.  The club has evolved over the years, the old Nissen Hut was replaced in 1963 with a purpose built clubhouse which has been regularly refurbished and expanded until this day.  

The club, since its first days, has enjoyed a healthy social side and this continues and forms an important part of the club which now benefits from a well stocked and competitively priced bar, beer garden, large hall with dance floor and a  fully equipped kitchen.  The club also regularly provides the venue for many private functions from members, members families and other people in the local community.  

We are happy to talk to anyone interested in being involved with the club and would welcome anyone wishing to have a chat or a look around. Please
contact us for any enquiries.