The steering committee was formed in 1907 from several Perthshire Clubs with its Chairman Ex Ballie James Anderson. It was Instituted in 1907 with its first President Mr W Duncan from Perth West End, who served two years as president before handing over in 1909 to Mr J Patterson from Almond Valley. The Patrons at this time were recorded in the minute book until the start of the first world war as shown in table 1 below.

Table 1 Patrons


The Duke Of Atholl. K.T.
Lord Lieutenant for the County of Perth


Sir Robert Pullar. LLD.M.P.
Member of Parliament for the City of Perth


Norrie-Miller of Cleeve. J.P.
General Manager GAFLAC

During the first world war years Mr J Bruce of Kinnoull served as President (1914-1918) after which life progressed to the second world war where again Kinnoull provided the President in Mr W Asher who served as President (1939 and 1940) to be followed by Messrs.  Murray, Douglas, Gorrie, Kemp and McGlashan from Invergowrie, Perth West End, Spittalfield, G.A.F.L.A.C. and Glenfarg & Arngask respectively. Thankfully there have been no further World Wars and Bowls has progressed along its path until today without interruption.

Over the years a number of bowlers have been honoured with membership of different organisations, and table 2 gives some idea of the spread of activities. (The writer apologises if persons have been missed please let him know and they can be added).

Table 2 Honours

1935J. ShanklandPerthScottish Bowling Association President
1953A. LattoPerthScottish Bowling Association President
1995-2003C. LaingDunningHonorary Life Member
1995-2017T E NicholsonBridge of EarnSBA and Bowls Scotland District 5/6 Sec.
2013J RonnieMethvenScottish Inter County Assoc. President
1993-1998J. GuildBurreltonScottish Inter County Assoc. Committee
1993-1997P. CampbellRattrayScottish Inter County Assoc. Committee
1997-2003J. WatsonRattrayScottish Inter County Assoc. Committee
1998-2018J. RonnieMethvenScottish Inter County Assoc. Committee
2004-2011A.B. MurrayPerth West EndScottish Inter County Assoc. Committee
2011-2015N.S.S. RobertsonScone RecScottish Inter County Assoc. Committee
2016-2020A. Low MBEInvergowrieScottish Inter County Assoc. Committee
2015W TaylorBlackfordPBA Honorary Life Member
2017T E NicholsonBridge of EarnPresident Bowls Scotland
2018T E NicholsonBridge of EarnPBA Honorary Life Member

Completing the history by updating to the present are tables of Honorary Presidents at table 3 and  a table of Past Presidents since institution in 1907. Finally a video of the 100th Anniversary celebrations can be found opposite and under Historical photographs.

Table 3 Honorary Presidents

1908-1911Peter Campbell of Lignwood
1910Lord Provost Macnab
1911-1917Ex Lord Provost Macnab
1922-1924Rt.Hon.Hon Lord Forteviot
1925Lord Provost The Hon. John Dewar
1926-1927The Hon John Dewar
1928-1946The Rt.Hon. Lord Forteviot
1947-1953Lord Provost J.Ure. Primrose
1954Provost Sir J.Ure Primrose
1955-1957Provost J. Smart
1957-1960Provost J. Buchan
1960-1963Provost J.T. Young
1963-1966Provost Dr R. Ritchie
1966-1972Provost D.K. Thomson
1972-1975Provost A.U. Cross
1975Local Government Re-Organisation
1977-1990J.A. DickBankfoot
1979-1981J. DrummondAuchterarder
1982-1994G. GoodallScone
1982-1985D. McNaughtonCrieff
1995——N. LaingGlencarse
1998-2003C. LaingDunning
2003-2019S. StarkInvergowrie
2004C. McLarenBridge of Earn
2005J.A. WatsonRattray
2006W. AdamScone
2007A. Low MBE.Invergowrie
2008A. CurrieStrathmore
2009N.S.S. RobertsonScone Rec
2010J. RonnieMethven
2011J. MaxwellCrieff
2012R. McClintockPerth West End
2013W. GellatlyBankfoot
2014W. TaylorBlackford
2015G. StewartErrol
2016R. DuthieComrie
2017R. G. TaylorAberfeldy
2018I. NicolDunning
2019G. LennonStanley
2020,2021,2023 CovidS FrogleyCrieff
2023G TurpiePerth