This is the front cover of a marvellous publication which records events earlier this year. The Grand Match planned for the Lake of Menteith on Tuesday, January 12, was cancelled on Health and Safety grounds. The disappointment was immense.
This did not stop small groups of keen curlers organising their own bonspiels on the loch, particularly on Sunday, January 10. At the heart of the rebellion were the 'Musketeers'!
The twenty page book is packed with great photos by Greg Forbes, and narrative by Paul Baughan. It has been privately published. There are a few copies available, with any profit going towards the Musketeers CC funds. Contact Alan Chalmers NOW, if you want to purchase a copy - his email address is chalmers32 /at/ blueyonder.co.uk. Cost is £18 plus post and packaging.
It is a wonderful record of a great day on outside ice!
And with temperatures falling this week, and most of the winter still ahead, if any blogallies get the chance to curl outside, don't forget to send me the evidence and I will publish the photos here.