Old Rayne Bowling Club

The Old Rayne Bowling Club is an indoor bowling club with the bowling season running from mid September to mid April. During the summer months the nearest outdoor bowling club is Insch Bowling Club (see below).

At Old Rayne Bowling Club we play the short mat version of carpet bowling (also referred to as "round the stick" bowling). The club meets weekly on Mondays at 6.45 for 7pm start of play on 3 carpets in the St. Lawrence Hall.

The club normally operates from mid September to mid April each year. Visiting bowlers welcomed - just show up and speak to the club members. New members are particualry welcome - contact the President tel. 01464 820807 or the Vice President 01464 841251.

Loan bowls are available from the club but you should bring along your own flat soled shoes or carpet slippers. Individual and group coaching can be arranged.

The club is comparatively small with around 22 members drawn from the the surrounding area so we have more than enough capacity for everyone to be able to play together during the club nights. Club members play against each other in the usual internal club competitions. In addition, the club presents teams to play in the Netherton League as well as in a range of other external competitions. The club hosts its own Open Triples Competition in October each year normally attracting around 90 entries from a wide area in Aberdeenshire and Moray.

Insch Bowling Club

The Insch Bowling Club is an outdoor bowling club running in the summer months.

Insch Bowling Club meets twice weekly, on Monday and Friday evenings, at the bowling green behind the Institute/Library Building in Rannes Street, Insch.

Check in by by 6.55pm (by 6.35pm from 20th August) to be included in the team draw for the evening. The green is normally in operation from mid April until mid September each year.

Visiting bowlers welcomed - just show up and check in with club members.

New members are particualry welcome - contact the President tel. 01464 841251 or the Secretary tel. 01467 681652. Loan bowls are available from the club but you should bring along your own flat soled shoes or trainers. Individual and group coaching can be arranged with our SBA Quaified Coach.

The club, in existence since 1929, is comparatively small with around 40 members drawn from the village and the surrounding area. Rinks are almost always available for club games or individual practice - no prior booking required.

Club members play in internal club competitions to win the relevant trophy from the impressive array on offer. In addition, the club presents teams to play in the Benachie League and in District 3 (Aberdeen & Kincardine) Scottish Bowling Association Knock- Out Competition as well as in a range of other external competitions.