At the AGM, held virtually on Zoom, on 24 March 2021, President Hazel Steele chaired the meeting with 30 members present. She noted it had been a strange and difficult year since the Coronovirus virus struck the country, and only one game had been played this season. Hazel continued, "The Club and the ice rink had made such great plans,...
Letter from Chairman Liz Goldie and President Robert Boyd
Our curling club officially dates back to 1854, although it is thought the origins could be even earlier. Ken Gray completed research and published a booklet A Brief History of Ayr and Alloway Curling Club 1854-2010, which can be downloaded below. This was based on the booklet provided to members in 2004, as part of the 150th Celebrations.
Report by Past President, David Gray
We are very pleased to announce the recruitment of our new Development Officer, Angela. Angela commenced her role at the beginning of the season
Alan McKinlay served for 10 years as club secretary, starting in 2010. In that time he has done a magnificent job, keeping the Club running smoothly and dealing with all the issues in his quiet, efficient manner. On 7 October 2020, the opening night of the season, Alan was presented with a pair of curling stones, as a token of...
Most of you will have have realised that it was possible we would have to close with the announcement on Wednesday by the Scottish Government.
Perhaps the most unusual circumstances ever seen for our first game of the season, saw a variety of face coverings on display. President Hazel Steele welcomed all the members and thanked them for playing this year, even with the extra precautions needed for the Covid-19 pandemic.
The previous version of Return to Curling made reference to a 30 person limit, but it has since been confirmed that the Scottish Government guidance on a 30 person limit refers only to outdoor contact sports.
Update 30 Sept 2020. Four players have withdrawn from curling after commiting to play, so the committee has reduced the number of rinks from eight to seven. The Knockout will be run as a league competition, and the draw has been made accordingly. You can download the list of rinks and schedule below.