George Mackay

Bowling Green Bowl Maker

65 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh

1991

George Mackay - Bolwing Green Bowl Makers  -  Photographed 1991     George Mackay - Bolwing Green Bowl Makers  -  Photographed 1991 

George Mackay - Bolwing Green Bowl Makers  -  Photographed 1991      George Mackay - Bolwing Green Bowl Makers  -  Photographed 1991     George Mackay - Bolwing Green Bowl Makers  -  Photographed 1991 

1994

 George Mackay - Bolwing Green Bowl Makers  -  Photographed 1994    George Mackay - Bolwing Green Bowl Makers  -  Photographed 1994     George Mackay - Bolwing Green Bowl Makers  -  Photographed 1994 

George Mackay - Bolwing Green Bowl Makers  -  Photographed 1994     George Mackay - Bolwing Green Bowl Makers  -  Photographed 1994     George Mackay - Bolwing Green Bowl Makers  -  Photographed 1994 

2006

George Mackay - Bolwing Green Bowl Makers  -  Photographed 2006     George Mackay - Bolwing Green Bowl Makers  -  Photographed 1994     George Mackay - Bolwing Green Bowl Makers  -  Photographed 1994 

 

George Mackay

Bowling Green Bowl Maker

George Mackay's workshop is at the foot of Blackfriars Street, near the Cowgate, in the Old Town of Edinburgh. It is now run as a 'one-man' business by Ronnie, who has worked for the company for many years.

So far as I know, it is the only surviving old workshop in the area.  It is one of the few remaining bowls makers in the world.

Wooden bowls have to be tested periodically to ensure that they conform to standards.  This provides Ronnie with a steady flow of work.

 

 

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