Midlothian bowling clubs are doing their bit
Sport may be in total lockdown, but our bowls sides are far from idle and have been doing their bit to help out in the community.
Bowls Midlothian have this week set up a fundraiser to support food banks in the region to aid those who may be suffering hardship during this difficult time.
Further details on this are available on the Bowls Midlothian Facebook page.
Clubs are now starting to turn their attention to getting back out and playing again, but it looks as if bowlers may be on the sidelines for some time.
Bowls Scotland has taken the decision to cancel all of its events for the 2020 season and Bowls Midlothian have also cancelled their competitions.
Both organisations fully understand that many clubs may suffer financial or operational difficulties due to Covid-19 and have put in place a series of support packages which include the return of capitation fees and competition entry fees.
Bowls Scotland have set up a helpline and fuller Information and advice is outlined at www.bowlsscotland.com.
Midlothian clubs can also take advantage of the Government’s package of support where two grants are available of £10k and £25k depending on your club’s rateable value.
Picture: Loanhead Miners Welfare Bowling Club with a nice touch by their greenkeeper.