A number of Ayrshire's top bowls players are set for Home Nations battles over the next two weekends.

Para bowls performance players will be looking to follow up last month's Home Nations triumph with more success on home soil.

Both visually impaired and physically disabled players will face England and Wales from Friday, September 3 to Sunday, 5.

The mainstream squad will take on England, Ireland, and Wales the following weekend from Thursday, September 9 to Sunday, 12. 

To ensure all performance players are competing, Scotland will be entering two teams into both men’s and women’s disciplines for this event.

Both events will be Scotland’s last competitive international games before the final team for the 2022 Commonwealth Games is selected.

Ayrshire's representation across the two weekends comes from:

Para Bowls

  • Garry Hood, Ayr Craigie BC
  • John Wardrope, Ayr Seafield BC
  • George Miller, Saltcoats BC (Director)#


  • Paul Foster, Troon BC
  • Darren Weir, Troon BC


  • Claire Johnstone, Auchinleck BC
  • Hannah Smith, Auchinleck BC

To gain ratification for both events to go ahead, the Scottish Government’s Resumption of Performance Sport guidelines unfortunately stipulate that no spectators can attend as all competing countries will be following strict Covid-19 protocols.

Excited about another competitive fixture, Bowls Scotland’s Performance Operations Manager, Craig Bolan, said: “After a really challenging 18 months it’s great to be able to host both of these events.

"We look forward to welcoming everyone to Northfield and seeing some outstanding performances from the players as we continue our preparations for Birmingham 2022”.

You can keep across the scores and results from this weekend on the Bowls Scotland website.