The club was formed in 1874 and was a founder member of the Scottish
Bowling Association in 1892, of the Highland Bowling Association in
1897, and of the Northern Counties Bowling Association.
Jack Moffat was the founding President of the NCBA, and Jim Stewart
1989, Sandy Malcolm 1991, Fred Rush 2001, Kevin MacKintosh 2003 and
2004 and Gary Nicol 2010 have also held that position. Sandy Malcolm
was Secretary in 1989 and 1990, as was Jim Stewart from 1991 to date.
George Penwright had two spells as team manager and took the team
to the Hamilton Trophy semi-final in 1988. Ian Penwright has had three
spells as team manager and was in charge of the team which lost to
Ayr County in the Hamilton Trophy final in 2002 and of the one which
reached the quarter finals in 2012.
The club has had many members play for the team over the years, of
whom Stuart Christie, Frank Hepburn, Tom MacKenna (then with Fraser
Park), Kevin MacKintosh (then with Planefield) and Sandy MacKintosh
were all in the original squad.
Over the years Stuart Christie, Mark Davidson Campbell Docherty, Graeme
Donaldson, Keith MacKay, Barry MacKay, Tom MacKenna, Kevin MacKintosh,
Sandy MacKintosh, Ian Penwright and Mike Ross have skipped at county
Sandy Mackintosh, Ian Penwright and Kevin MacKintosh have international
caps, with Sandy having a Commonwealth Games gold medal.
The club has won the county Top Ten eight times to qualify for the
national event, where it has had some considerable success. Following
first round exits in 1993 and 1994, it went on to be the second north
club to win the national title in 2002 and in 2004 it was beaten by
Castle Park in the final.
In the championships it has had success in the singles with Frank
Hepburn in 1985, Sandy MacKintosh 1987, Brian MacDonald 1997, Bill
Howie 2000, Keith MacKay in 2002, 2006 and 2007, Ian Penwright 2003
and Kevin Bowie 2011 and 2012. Ewan Fraser was junior champion in
2007. Frank Hepburn and Bill Howie won the pairs in 1989, as did Gary
Nicol and Stuart Christie in 2007 and Frank Bernardi and Alan McKenzie
in 2010 .
Ian Penwright skipped a triple to victory in 1993, as did Ali Clunas
in 2001 and Mark Davidson in 2008 and 2011.
The club won the fours title four times in a row with teams skipped
by Mike Murray in 1997, 1998 and 2000, and by Tom Wilson in 1999.
The club also won the fours title in 1992 with Stuart Christie, in
2003 with Keith MacKay, in 2008 with Bill Howie and in 2012 with Keith
In 1992, 1997, 1999, 2000 and 2008 they went on to win the Finlay
D Chisholm & Sons
Winner :Keith Mackay R/up: Ian
Winner::Elaine Davidson R/up
D Chisholm &
Sons Green Championship
R/up Keith Mackay
Vice Presidents Cup
R/up :Alan Robinson
R/up :Richard Ansell