The Royal Caledonian Curling Club

The Royal Caledonian Curling Club

National Governing Body for Curling in Scotland

Edinburgh Doors Open Day with curling featured in 2 venues.

Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 8:39am

With over 79 venues across the capital (Edinburgh), opening their doors to the public absolutely free there is a focus on sporting culture and heritage this year and curling is in evidence in two of the venues on offer:

Thomsons Tower: Dr Neil’s Garden, Duddingston Kirk, Edinburgh, EH15 3PX

Sat 24 Sept, 10am-5pm.
Sun 25 Sept, 12noon-4pm.

Built in 1825 by William Playfair, the Tower was the first Curling House to be built for the Duddingston Curling Society, on the banks of Duddingston loch.  Recent restoration saw the lower chamber transformed into a museum of curling and the upper chamber, once used by landscape artist John Thomson, an interpretation centre for the beautiful secret garden in which the tower lies.

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland:
16 Bernard Terrace, Newington, Edinburgh, EH8 9NX

Sat 24 Sept, 10am-5pm.

This year RCAHMS is showcasing its wide range of historic and modern photographs and drawings on the theme of sport and Leisure in Scotland. This will include; historic photographs showing winter curling, golf, tennis, horse racing, mountaineering and sailing; original architects drawings of swimming pools and ice rinks; survey photographs of football stadia, rugby grounds and other sporting venues; as well as the modern and historic images that are part of the national collection of aerial photography. Visitors can find out how to share their own images and information with this national collection.