Affiliated Clubs

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Most East District events (and National events run by the district) are held in either the New Melville Bridge Club or the Carlton Bridge Centre, both in Edinburgh.


Carlton Bridge Centre

36B Warriston Gardens, Edinburgh EH3 5NE.
Tel: 0131 552 3122

Secretary: Carolyn Dempsie,


  • Mon: Match-pointed Pairs 1.15pm & 7.00 pm
  • Tue: no regular open tournament, ‘special’ Club and SBU events only e.g. the Russell Cup from April to September at 6.45pm.
  • Wed: No Fears at 1:15pm and Aggregate Pairs 7.00 pm
  • Thu: Match-pointed scoring 1.15 pm and Match-pointed scoring 7.00 pm
  • Fri: Match-pointed scoring 7.00 pm

There are also Carlton tournaments aimed at less experienced players.

Please note that the premises are shared with a Bowling Club, and that there is no parking for bridge players in the Bowling Club’s Car Park, though over the winter the marked spaces 7-13 may be used, as they are loaned to the Bridge Centre. Spaces 1-6 are marked for the use of the Bowling Club only and may NEVER be used by people attending the Bridge Club. There is ample on-street parking.


New Melville Bridge Club

1 Pinkhill, Edinburgh EH12 7BA.
Tel: 0131 334 4467

Secretary: Damien Byron


  • Monday afternoon: Aggregate Pairs* (1.00 pm)
  • Monday evening: Match Point Pairs and Aggregate Pairs
  • Tuesday evening: Aggregate Pairs (Teams on 2nd Tuesday each month)
  • Wednesday afternoon: Gentle Pairs for Novices* (2.00 pm)
  • Wednesday evening: Various Club, District & National Competitions
  • Wednesday evening: Match Point Pairs for club standard players*
  • Thursday evening: No Fear Pairs*
  • Friday evening: Match Point Pairs*

Evening tournaments start at 7.00 pm
Sessions marked * - no partner needed – a standby is available

Melville Accumulator

Handicapped pairs tournament, every Wednesday from 4th May (except AGM - 15th June) throughout the summer.

Parking available on site and on Pinkhill Road without restriction.

Visitors welcome.

Details of other affiliated clubs

Alloa Bridge Club

No details available

Alva Bridge Club

No details available

Bathgate Bridge Club

Marjoribanks Street, Bathgate (at the Hopetoun Street end).

Secretary: Kate Younger 01506 655362


Thursdays - starting time 6:45 for 7.00 (October to end of May)

Berwick Bridge Club

The Parish Meeting Room, The Parade, Berwick upon Tweed.
Tel: 01368 830680
Secretary: Mrs P Frew ().


Tuesdays and Thursdays - 7.05 for 7.15 start. (Sept to May)

Inside the Club, we run two competitions for  Pairs - Aggregate and Match Pointed, a Teams of Four  and a Singles competition.

Colinton Castle Bridge Club

Braid Hills Hotel, 134 Braid Road, Edinburgh, EH10 6JD (Tel 0131 447 8888)
President: Ian Thomson () 0131 4473196
Secretary: Jane Harper ()
Treasurer: Norman Poyser () 0131 4454781


We play Duplicate Bridge in comfortable surroundings at the Braid Hills Hotel in South Edinburgh every Tuesday evening (19.00 to 22.30) between September and June. Our club ethos is to offer a reasonable standard of bridge in a very friendly environment. Although not able to cater for beginners, we offer a particular welcome to players who are familiar with Rubber Bridge and would like to see if Duplicate is for them. Do contact us, and come along to try us out without commitment.

Denny & Dunipace Bridge Club

No details available

Dollar Bridge Club

No details available

Dunbar Bridge Club

West Barns Bowling Club, Edinburgh Road, West Barns EH42 1TU.
President : Gill Colston 01620 823400
Secretary : Donald Grant
Partnership Secretary 01620 810429

Times (all year round)

Thursdays : arrive for 7.00 pm and aim to start promptly at 7.15pm. Table money is £2.00. Annual membership is £1.00 plus SBU fee if not paid elsewhere. Visitors welcome.

We have two teams in the District Leagues.

Dunfermline Bridge Club

Dunfermline Lawn Tennis and Bridge Club, Bothwell Street, Dunfermline.

President : Sybil Lodge () 01383 722701
Secretary : Jane Carnegie () 01383 610297

Times (all year round)

  • Mondays : 1pm to 4pm Improvers
  • Mondays : Match Point Pairs at 7 pm
  • Tuesdays : Match Point Pairs at 7 pm
  • Thursdays : Match Point Pairs at 7 pm

The club currently runs three teams in the Eastern District League.

There are also several club, district and national competitions held. New members and visitors always welcome.

Bridge lessons for beginners will commence on Monday 15 September 2014 from 1pm to 4pm. The cost is £4 per lesson and includes literature, tea/coffee and biscuits. Please contact Sybil King (details above) regarding lessons.

Duns Bridge Club

Duns Bridge Club, Royal British Legion, Duns TD11 3AE.

Secretary : Susan Denyer ()

Duns Bridge Club meets every Tuesday evening at 7 pm in the Duns Royal British Legion from September through to the end of April.

Falkirk Bridge Club

Arnotdale House, Camelon Road, Falkirk FK1 5SQ
President: Marjorie McLachlan () 01324 622633
Secretary: Archie Leith ()


Falkirk teams of 4 every Monday at 7pm from the 7th of May at Falkirk Rugby Club - All welcome.

Falkirk Friendly Bridge Club

Elgin Centre, Oswald Street, Elgin Place, Falkirk.

Falkirk Friendly Bridge Club meets every Wednesday afternoon in the Elgin Centre Oswald Street Elgin Place at 13.20 with bridge starting at 13.30. All visitors would be made very welcome.

Hawick Bridge Club

Mansfield House Hotel, Weensland Road, Hawick
President : Bob Francombe
Hon Secretary : Morag Beaton


Times - all year round on Tuesdays at 18.30 for 18.45

Jedburgh Bridge Club

Secretary: Kate Jackson

Treasurer: David Harris-Burland

Kelso Bridge Club

Abbey Row Centre, Kelso.
President : David Harris-Burland
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Secretary : Olive Rowell


Times Wednesdays and Thursdays (all year) - 6.55pm sharp for 7.00pm

The club has over 100 members and visitors are very welcome. The club has two teams which play in the SBU East District League.


Kelso runs an annual Congress event in June.

Linlithgow Bridge Club

Linlithgow Burgh Halls, Linlithgow EH49 7AH. Tel No 01506 282720.
Match Venue: Rear of Star & Garter Hotel (at the Railway Station), 1 High Street, Linlithgow EH49 7AB 01506 845647

Secretary: Sally Douglas ()

Annual Membership Fee: £5.00 ( does not include SBU Membership Fee).


Annual membership - £8/£15 (to include SBU membership)

Times: Tuesday and Thursday (all year). Arrive 6.45p.m for 7p.m start.

Visitors welcome. All abilities.

The winter programme starts from 1st September to late April. Events are either Match Pointed, Aggregate or Teams. Teams is generally the last Thursday of the month. Summer bridge is Matchpointed on a Thursday and variable on a Tuesday.

Livingston Bridge Club

Bankton Bowling Club, Bankton Walk, Livingston, EH54 9LE.
President: Bob Reid 01506 434705
Secretary: Dorothy Doak 01506 437977

Club night Wednesday 7 p.m.

The club currently has one team in the East District League Div 2.
Annual membership £3 ( not including SBU membership fee )

Longniddry Bridge Club

President: Lorraine Robb 01875 819869
Secretary: Evelyn Cassini 0131 6658554

Season - September to April
Club Night - Mondays 6.45 for 7.00pm

We meet on Monday evenings from September to April at the Church Hall, Elcho Road, Longniddry.

Leagues: The club has two teams, which play in the SBU East of Scotland leagues.

Social: From May to August the club runs a Chicago teams of four Summer League (played in members' homes, with a strong emphasis on the social aspect of bridge)

All enquiries re play or membership to the Secretary.

Marmion Bridge Club

12 St Andrew Street, North Berwick EH39 4NU.
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President: Catherine Home
Secretary: Alan Reid 01620 894937 ()

Times (all year round): Tuesdays and Fridays 6.45 for 7.00

We have two teams in the SBU East District Leagues.

All enquires re play or membership to the Secretary.

Ormiston Bridge Club

Gala Rugby Club, Netherdale, Galashiels

Times: every Monday (September to April only), 6:30pm for 6:45 prompt start.

Peebles Bridge Club

Peebles Rugby Club, 19 Eastgate Peebles, EH45 8AD
Secretary: Gordon Milne ()

We play throughout the year on Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6.50pm (for 7pm start). The club runs two teams in the Eastern District League. Visitors are very welcome but are advised to contact the Secretary in advance.

Pentland Bridge Club

Chairperson: Kevin McCullough - 0131 449 5876 PentlandChairman()) -—>
Secretary: Ken Brown ()

The Club plays Duplicate Bridge at 7pm on Thursdays at St Margaret's Hall, Lanark Road West, Juniper Green. Please contact us if you are interested in playing.

The Club runs a team in the East District League.

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Tryst Bridge Club

The Club plays at 7pm on Mondays and Tuesdays at Camelon Indoor Bowling Club, Glasgow Road, Camelon, Falkirk FK1 4HJ

West Calder Bridge Club

The Church Hall, West Kirk of Calder, West Calder, West Lothian EH55 8EN.
Secretary: Margaret Dunlop (): 01506 419493
President: David Scott (): 01506 436796

The club meets on Tuesday evenings from September to the end of April, 6.45 for 7.00pm.