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
|1935||J. Shankland||Perth||Scottish Bowling Association President|
|1953||A. Latto||Perth||Scottish Bowling Association President|
|1995-2003||C. Laing||Dunning||Honorary Life Member|
|1995-2017||T E Nicholson||Bridge of Earn||SBA and Bowls Scotland District 5/6 Sec.|
|2013||J Ronnie||Methven||Scottish Inter County Assoc. President|
|1993-1998||J. Guild||Burrelton||Scottish Inter County Assoc. Committee|
|1993-1997||P. Campbell||Rattray||Scottish Inter County Assoc. Committee|
|1997-2003||J. Watson||Rattray||Scottish Inter County Assoc. Committee|
|1998-2018||J. Ronnie||Methven||Scottish Inter County Assoc. Committee|
|2004-2011||A.B. Murray||Perth West End||Scottish Inter County Assoc. Committee|
|2011-2015||N.S.S. Robertson||Scone Rec||Scottish Inter County Assoc. Committee|
|2016-2020||A. Low MBE||Invergowrie||Scottish Inter County Assoc. Committee|
|2015||W Taylor||Blackford||PBA Honorary Life Member|
|2017||T E Nicholson||Bridge of Earn||President Bowls Scotland|
|2018||T E Nicholson||Bridge of Earn||PBA 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
|1908-1911||Peter Campbell of Lignwood|
|1910||Lord Provost Macnab|
|1911-1917||Ex Lord Provost Macnab|
|1922-1924||Rt.Hon.Hon Lord Forteviot|
|1925||Lord Provost The Hon. John Dewar|
|1926-1927||The Hon John Dewar|
|1928-1946||The Rt.Hon. Lord Forteviot|
|1947-1953||Lord Provost J.Ure. Primrose|
|1954||Provost Sir J.Ure Primrose|
|1955-1957||Provost J. Smart|
|1957-1960||Provost J. Buchan|
|1960-1963||Provost J.T. Young|
|1963-1966||Provost Dr R. Ritchie|
|1966-1972||Provost D.K. Thomson|
|1972-1975||Provost A.U. Cross|
|1975||Local Government Re-Organisation|
|2004||C. McLaren||Bridge of Earn|
|2007||A. Low MBE.||Invergowrie|
|2009||N.S.S. Robertson||Scone Rec|
|2012||R. McClintock||Perth West End|
|2017||R. G. Taylor||Aberfeldy|