Opening date revealed for Aberdeen’s new ‘boutique’ bowling centre

A former Aberdeen nightclub is to be transformed into a “boutique” ten-pin bowling centre.

Lane7 will open at the site of the old Tiger Tiger on Shiprow next month and is expected to create around 30 full-time and part-time jobs.

Bosses at the bowling firm say a “substantial” six-figure sum is being invested in the businesses, which will be only the second outside of its flagship site in Newcastle.

Lane7, which is being touted as an “upmarket ten-pin bowling experience”, will also have a late-night drinks licence and six lanes.

Charlie Snow, Lane7 operations manager, said: “We can’t wait for the people of Aberdeen to get their bowl on.

“This is a city with a buzzing nightlife and we’re thrilled to be adding a fresh, new dimension to it.

“We launched Lane7 as the antidote to plastic, soulless retail park bowling venues.

“As well as the six super-slick lanes, we’re going to be bringing some special twists too.

“We’re keeping them under wraps for now, but we promise the people of Aberdeen will love what we’re bringing to the city.”

Lane7 first opened in Newcastle in 2013 and has been known to introduce ‘pop-up’ attractions which last only a matter of weeks before disappearing again.

They’ve previously put on indoor mini golf, giant remote-controlled racing rigs and traditional arcade games.

Tiger Tiger shut in March 2014 after 10 years in the city.

The premises had two floors with numerous bars and was popular among students.