The Abbeyview Bowling Club was established in 1967. The club is set in the Centre of Abbeyview, which is the largest public sector-housing scheme in Fife. The Dunfermline Town Council administered the facilities at the outdoor Bowling Green, putting green and tennis courts with a paid council employee placed at the park pavilion. Subsequent changes within the local authority structures led to the decision to withdraw the park attendant to save money and this led to the closure of the tennis courts and the putting green. In 1981 the 40 – 60 regular bowlers took the decision to apply for a lease from the council and also sought permission for a license to sell alcohol. In 1983 a twenty one-year lease was agreed with the council. Loans were received from The Dunfermline Carnegie Trust (£10,000) and from Tennent Caledonian Brewers (£15,000) who were repaid within twelve of trading. This allowed the club to build an extension on to the existing small pavilion and since then the club has not looked back.