Tuesday, January 05, 2010

On the Kirk Loch

Members and friends of Lochmaben Castle CC ready for an afternoon's play on the Kirk Loch, Lochmaben.

High class club this! Not your average hip flask. Nippy sweeties are dispensed from this pewter curling stone flask!

I can hardly believe that I was able to be part of such a beautiful day.

Anne Smith

Lynne Longmore

Jasper is learning the ropes on rounding up wayward stones!

"Show me the tee." Billy Nairn

An ITV Border film crew was on hand. It will be interesting to see what their take on it will be (6pm Border, Wednesday night). Stuart Smith faces the questions. "Do you think it is irresponsible for you to be on the ice, encouraging all the young people to go on it too, when it's so dangerous?"

Incidentally, this was the local police view on Monday!

(What a pansy society we have become. I hear the next thing is that walkers and climbers are going to be stopped from coming to Scotland because it's so dangerous here.)

However, on finding out the World Champion David Murdoch lives in the town, the camera was turned onto his mum, Marion, who just happened to be curling on the Kirk Loch.

Outside curling! Just brilliant. I really never believed I would be curling outside, not just once, but twice already this season!