Laura’s all right with jack as bowling resumes in Borders

Bowlers across the Borders have been given the green light to get back on their greens as the Scottish Government continues to lift its latest coronavirus lockdown, and Jedburgh Bowling Club was among those seizing the opportunity to resume play at the weekend.

Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 6:46 pm
President David Lighbody and his wife Laura at Jedburgh Bowling Club (Photo: Bill McBurnie)

Club president David Lightbody raised a flag and oversaw proceedings as his wife Laura, a five-time champion at the Allars Mill club, threw Saturday’s first jack to get its 2021 season under way.

Prior to that, a minute’s silence was observed in memory of past members lost over the past year and all mourning loved ones taken from them by the Covid-19 pandemic.

A game for triples was then played between a president’s team and a vice-president’s opposition, with the former winning by a single shot.

Some restrictions remain in force, with a maximum of 30 players being allowed on the green and bar facilities only available outside for the time being.

New members are still being welcomed, though, with a year’s subscription costing £30. For details, go to

A spokesperson for the club said: “2020 was possibly the strangest year in the the club’s 162-year history.

“Coronavirus has hit the world hard and it certainly looks like 2021 isn't going to be plain sailing either, but Jedburgh Bowling Club will strive to provide as safe an environment as possible for its members and we look forward to welcoming you all for the 2021 season.”