Tributes paid to popular bowler John ‘Jock’ Darling

John ‘Jock’ Darling of Gorebridge Bowling Club sadly passed away on Saturday evening.

Friday, 1st May 2020, 10:13 am
Updated Friday, 1st May 2020, 10:25 am
John ‘Jock’ Darling of Gorebridge Bowling Club. Pic courtesy of Gorebridge BC.

Jock was a Life Member of Gorebridge and the Midlothian Bowling Association and in 1998 was president of the Scottish Bowling Association.

John Halliday, Bowls Midlothian president said: “Jock was obviously a main part of bowls in Midlothian for many years, probably over 20 years, he was SBA President in 1998 and District Secretary for 20 years.He was also British Isle Bowls Council President in 98 and Secretary 98-2000.

“Jock was a very outgoing personality and always had a story to tell, he was great to play with and very competitive to play against.” Picture courtesy of Gorebridge Bowling Club.