The Royal Caledonian Curling Club

The Royal Caledonian Curling Club

National Governing Body for Curling in Scotland


Photo: RCCC/Tom Brydone

Photo: RCCC/Tom Brydone

Clive Thomson
RCCC President 2016-17

Clive was born and brought up in Glasgow and attended Belmont House School and Glasgow Academy. Clive and his wife Judith, also a keen curler, live in Newton Mearns on the south side of Glasgow and his home rink is Intu Braehead.

He has been curling since forming a club to represent the school in the Glasgow Schools Curling League when the Rector insisted that pupils played rugby on a Saturday morning. After school he moved onto Glasgow Young Curlers and later, joined his mother club, Glasgow Academicals, subsequently representing them as President of Dunbartonshire Province.

Clive formed a curling section at Whitecraigs Tennis Club and later joined Beechnuts Curling Club with Judith, representing them as President of Glasgow Province in the 2015/2016 season. Clive was a member of the Areas Standing Committee (ASC) for 6 years and chaired two sub -committees reviewing the roles and responsibilities of members of the ASC and then it’s structure.

For the past 12 years Clive has owned a Professional Conference and Events Organising company with offices in Glasgow and Salisbury. This followed a number of years as an accountant and then, over 25 years in stockbroking.

Clive’s other sport is tennis; he was elected President of The Scottish Lawn Tennis Association, representing them on the Lawn Tennis Association Council. He was Chairman of the International and Professional Tennis Board and the British Davis Cup and Federation Cup Committees. He served on the Management Committee of the Wimbledon Championships for 11 years.

Clive and Judith have two children. Kirsty is Tournament Director for disability tennis at the Lawn Tennis Association in London and Gary, a financial analyst, is married to Katy and they live in England. Both Kirsty and Gary are keen tennis players and Gary played for Glasgow Academy in schools curling.

It will be a busy and exciting year working alongside the Board, Areas Stranding Committee, Ladies Standing Committee and staff at Ochil House. As President, Clive will be leading a team of 20 curlers from around Scotland on a tour of the USA to try to win back the Herries Maxwell Trophy.

Clive is honoured to be President of the RCCC and is looking forward to meeting members of the RCCC throughout the country during his year in office.