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National Museums Scotland (Bowler’s Trophy and Winner’s Medals of Edinburgh Society of Bowlers)

The oldest bowling trophy in the world was presented to the Edinburgh Society of Bowlers in 1781 by William Tod an Edinburgh merchant.

sportscotland bowls

The modern game of flat green bowls as played throughout the world is shaped by its development in Scotland. Its laws were framed by the Scottish Bowling Association and are generally accepted as the founding rules of the game.

Scottish Achievement, Influence & Heritage is a work in progress