About Us

Falkland Curling Club was instituted in 1846 and admitted to the Royal Caledonian Curling Club (now marketed as Scottish Curling) in 1847. In the early days the club met in the winter, in a field to the north of the village of Falkland in Fife and curled on a frozen pond  The quality of the ice was often hit or miss and one of the problems was apparently vegetation becoming embedded in the ice hampering play somewhat.

In the late 19th century a purpose built curling pond was built on land owned by Falkland Estate and a brick built curling house for the storage of stones, brooms and ice cleaning and marking equipment was also provided. The curling pond is now the green for Falkland Bowling Club located to the north of Falkland, behind the palace with the old curling house now used as bowling club rooms.

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The site in the early 20th century when used as a curling pond

The site as it is now, in use as a Bowling Club

 The game continued to be played on this site for the next few decades but was totally dependant on very cold winters producing good ice. This was often not the case and entire seasons would go by with no games having been played. In the 1930's with the emergence of reliable artificial ice rinks at Kirkcaldy and Perth the outdoor site was abandoned and the curling season calendar considerably expanded.

The Club is affiliated to the Kinross Curling Rink, as its 'home ice' and we also regularly use the Dewars Centre in Perth for our fixtures throughout the curling season. Curling is organised through Areas and Provinces across Scotland, under the overall administration of Scottish Curling. We are in Cupar Province, itself located within the Fife and Kinross Area.

We are an extremely active club with over 30 members at present.

If you would like to know more about the game, give it a try or join our club please use this link to contact us.

 

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