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Penicuik club sets sights on its anniversary

Ian Baxter, Jim Ramsay, Ronnie Hope, Margaret Carr, Bruce Crawford (CEO RCCC), Sir Robert Clerk, Alan Durno (President RCCC), Walter Brown, Jim Cowper, Ian Mckay, David Ballantyne

Ian Baxter, Jim Ramsay, Ronnie Hope, Margaret Carr, Bruce Crawford (CEO RCCC), Sir Robert Clerk, Alan Durno (President RCCC), Walter Brown, Jim Cowper, Ian Mckay, David Ballantyne

Penicuik Curling Club has launched a fundraising drive for its bicentenary celebrations, which will take place in 2015.

In a bid to raise £10,000 towards the occasion, a limited number of prints of the first Grand Curling match have been offered for sale by Sir Robert Clerk, patron of the club.

A limited print was presented to Alan Durno, president of the Royal Caledonian Curling Club, at the High Pond on the Penicuik Estate by Sir Robert last week.

Almost 170 years ago, curlers from all over Scotland gathered in Penicuik to play in the first ever national competition – the first Grand Match of the Grand Caledonian Curling Club, which saw the North v South of Scotland.

Full story in this week’s Advertiser. On sale now.

 

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