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.
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