PAUL Mitchell has been elected president of the Langholm New Town bowling club for the 2020 season.
The club will remain closed for the foreseeable future because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Traditions were kept alive, however, when Paul decided to throw the first bowl of the season on the green last Sunday.
Paul said a few words on camera, hoping that members were staying safe and there might be some bowling at the end of the season.
He also said a few words about the passing of the club’s hard-working member and great friend Scott Morrison.
Members of the club, wearing club colours, were among those in the High Street on Tuesday to pay respects to Scott as the cortège drove down the street.