Sunday, September 25, 2011

Death of Alan Johnston

Alan Johnston, who celebrated his 100th birthday in March, died yesterday (Saturday).

Alan was President of the Royal Caledonian Curling Club in 1974-75. He was presented with honorary membership of the Royal Club by Her Majesty The Queen at the official opening of Curl Aberdeen in 2005.

I took the photo below of him some eight years ago when he showed me his collection of curling memorabilia in a special room in his Aberdeen home. That was a great day, happy memories. Many in the curling world will remember him fondly, as I do.

Photos © Skip Cottage