Curling’s history is explored in a new exhibition within the Scottish Football Museum and opens to the public on Wednesday 20th February 2019 and will run until 15th June 2019. We are excited to be working with the team at the Scottish Football Museum to put on an interesting and informative exhibition.
Trustee John Burnett, retired Principal Curator, National Museums of Scotland says “the exhibition is based on the collections of Sherriff David B Smith which he left to the Scottish Curling Trust when he died three years ago. His collection includes several thousand items including curling stones, handles, brushes, baskets, medals, paintings, trophies, books and fascinating collectables of all shapes and sizes.”
Once the game was played with knobbly stones clattering across rough ice on frozen mill ponds or in badly drained fields. Today it is a game of precision, not least because the technics of ice-making have advanced in recent years. It is a sport where Scotland continues to produce World and European Champions.
It’s our game!
Kay Gibb chair SCT