This old stone, on display in the Dewar's Centre in Perth, was used in the very first World Junior Curling Championship back in the late 1700s. Local Organising Chairman Bill Duncan remembers the event well!
Only joking, Bill. You and your team have done a great job. It was a quiet morning here, and as I write this I'm looking ahead to the two tiebreakers in the women's competition this afternoon between USA and Canada, and Sweden and Switzerland. The winners of these two games will play each other in the Page 3-4 game tomorrow morning.
This is Emma Niven whose remit is Catering and Functions on the organising committee. Indeed, Sunday's closing banquet is being early anticipated in some quarters here at the World Junior Curling Championships, not least by me!
A five course dinner will be served to 350 guests in the marquee in the bowling hall at the Dewar's Centre. The Julie Young dancers will entertain and the Galivanters ceilidh band will provide the music and entertainment. I predict I will be unable to walk come Monday.
Well known Michelin Bib chief Jeremy Wares, Loch Leven Larder's Peter Blackhouse, two chefs from Gordon Sneddon's Queen's Hotel in Dundee and the Dewar's Centre Katro Brooks are all up for the challenge on the banquet menu. Local suppliers have helped out too. Emma says, "We are all determined to give our guests a fine impression of what Scotland has to offer. Hopefully they will return as tourists in years to come."
Report to come after the event, if I survive the ceilidh!
In the meantime, I caught Emma, who is also known as the organising committee's 'Head of Party', rehearsing some of her moves, in advance of Sunday. Here she is:
Rehearsing to Lady Gaga, here.
To Kesha's Tik Tok, or perhaps Alvin and the Chipmunk's version here.
And to Rhianna, here. Way to go, Emma.
Photos © Skip Cottage