Father-and-son combos give Northern soul in Fours

The father-and-son combines of Gordon Wilson snr and jnr, and Andy and Jamie Reid of Edinburgh’s Northern BC have reached the finals stage of the Fours in the national championships at Ayr Northfield.

Tait Trophy holder Liam McKay of Tanfield has reached both the Singles and Junior Singles District finals of the national championships.

Top Ten Trophy will have a new winner’s named etched at Bainfield

Edinburgh plays host to the final day’s play of The Purdie Worldwide Scottish Inter County Top Ten Tournament tomorrow with Bainfield BC at Hutchison Crossway the venue for far flung travellers from the areas of Bon Accord, Angus, The Stewartry, and Perthshire.

James Hogg of Edinburgh & Leith

Edinburgh and Leith look to maintain 100 per cent start

Edinburgh & Leith go for four wins in a row when they tackle West Fife at Maitland in today’s East section fixture in the Scottish Cities and Counties Championship for the Hamilton Trophy.

West Lothian skips Grant Logan, left, and Thomas Mann

Hat-trick is the aim for E&L in Hamilton Trophy

Edinburgh & Leith are targeting a third win in a row at the expense of Border at Melrose in today’s East section match in the Scottish Cities and Counties Championship for The Hamilton Trophy.

Grant Logan spearheads the Kirkliston challenge

Lothians clubs bid for Inter County Top Ten

Sighthill carry the Edinburgh banner into the Purdie Worldwide-sponsored Inter County Top Ten Tournament that celebrates its 37th year and swings into its prelim round action tomorrow.

Colin Mitchell of Carrick Knowe

Bowls: Carrick Knowe’s Alpha males suffer shock defeat

An excess of 1200 players from The Alpha Trophies sponsored Edinburgh Bowling League launched the 2018 outdoor campaign embracing 12 Divisions, and one of the eye-catching outcomes was the 5-4 defeat of star-studded Carrick Knowe.

Aaron Betts is Under-13, Under-17 and Under-25 Singles champion at East Lothian

Aaron Betts, 14, claims stunning indoor title hat-trick

Teenager Aaron Betts enjoyed a sensational end to his indoor bowls season at East Lothian with the 14-year-old reeling off a glorious title treble to reign supreme as the Under-13, Under-17 and Under-25 Singles champion.

Willie Wood is celebrating a career first

E&L name an initial 42 for crack at Cities and Counties

Edinburgh & Leith Bowling Association start the build-up to the 2018 Scottish Cities and Counties Championship with a trial match at Sighthill on Saturday, May 5 for which joint team managers Duncan McLaren and Ricky Rutherford have selected a pool of 42 players.

Ronnie Duncan, Paul Foster, Alex Marshall and Derek Oliver celebrate winning the gold medal match

Alex Marshall thanks team-mates for propelling him to record fifth gold

Alex ‘Tattie’ Marshall might not have the iconic moustache of David Wilkie or the Olympic achievements of Sir Chris Hoy, but he has more Commonwealth gold medals than the pair of them combined.

Silver medalists Caroline Brown, Stacey McDougall and Kay Moran

Commonwealth Games: Dalkeith’s Stacey McDougall delighted to win bowls silver

Stacey McDougall was “over the moon” after she claimed a silver medal in her debut Commonwealth Games.

Aaron Betts won the Under-17 Singles title at East Lothian IBC

Bowls round-up: Midlothian end season by winning the Scottish Cup

Midlothian men ended their indoor bowls season on a magnificent high by winning the 2018 Henselite Scottish Cup.

Alex Marshall picked up the pairs silver medal alongside Paul Foster. Pic: PA

Commonwealth Games: Alex Marshall remains upbeat despite final defeat

Tranent’s Alex Marshall and Paul Foster were pipped at the post as they attempted to win the Commonwealth pairs gold medal for a third time after wins in Melbourne and Glasgow, while a Commonwealth record-setting fifth title was on the cards for Marshall after his first win at the Manchester Games in 2002 with George Sneddon and a fours gold in Glasgow.

Ronnie Duncan, Darren Burnett and Derek Oliver, show off their medals after clinching the Triples title at the Broadbeach Club. Pic: Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images

Lothians duo Duncan and Oliver help Scotland to historic Games title

Scotland claimed the first of the lawn bowls medals at the Commonwealth Games in sensational fashion, winning a titanic head-to-head Triples battle against hosts Australia 19-14, at the Broadbeach club.

The triumphant West Lothian team

Bowls: East Lothian and Midlothian prepare for Scottish Cup showdown

As Commonwealth Games challengers Alex Marshall and Derek Oliver of East Lothian, and Ronnie Duncan of Midlothian, join forces in their bid for medal glory in Australia’s Gold Coast, back home the respective clubs will do battle in Saturday’s final of the Henselite Scottish Cup.

Alex Marshall practises at Gold Coast in Australia

Commonwealth Games: Alex Marshall looks back at doing the ‘Tattie’

For a while after Glasgow 2014, the “Tattie” was a thing. Bit like the Mobot. Or the Lightning Bolt. A “get it up ye type of thing”, Alex Marshall says.

Scottish cyclist Katie Archibald. Picture: Jeff Holmes

10 Scottish athletes poised to win medals at the Commonwealth Games

From the largest team ever to travel away, Scotland has a coterie of athletes ready and able to win medals and here are ten in a good position to shine on the Gold Coast, writes Moira Gordon

Willie Wood and Lessel Middler, won the  Senior National Pairs title

Bowls round-up: Sighthill face Goldenacre in Edinburgh Top Ten defence

The 2018 field challenging for the Edinburgh Top Ten Title sponsored by Virgin Trains is 41 clubs-strong and, having missed the prelim round, reigning champions Sighthill launch their defence of the coveted crown against Goldenacre.

Alex Marshall will be a major absentee for East Lothian

Big guns to clash in Edinburgh Cup prelims

Postal was the first name out of the hat in the draw for the 21st playing of the Specsavers-sponsored Edinburgh Cup – the highlight of the Sportsmens Dinner of The Edinburgh Bowling League – and it triggered a response that set the scene for the member club bowlers in attendance.

Mark Johnston, Derek Oliver and Willie Wood MBE show off the British Isles triples trophy

East Lothian triple claim British Isles Championships title

Derek Oliver’s hopes of an extra morale boost ahead of his Gold Coast challenges at the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Australia was delivered in fine style as his East Lothian trio captured the Triples title for Scotland in the finals of the British Isles Championships being played at Paisley IBC.

Alex Marshall will dash up from Blackpool to represent East Lothian this weekend

East meets West as Scottish Cup enters second round

Two Premier League giants clash this weekend as East Lothian and West Lothian meet in the Scottish Cup second round at Midlothian IBC’s Dalkeith Stadium.

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