The Royal Caledonian Curling Club

The Royal Caledonian Curling Club

National Governing Body for Curling in Scotland

Vacancy: Chaplain

Posted on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 8:37am

The Royal Caledonian Curling Club has, since its inception in 1838, had a Chaplain appointed from within the membership.  This tradition has continued to the present day and we have been honoured to have been given twenty nine years’ service from Rev Bill Holland who will retire from this position at the next AGM in June 2015.  The roll of our previous Chaplains is set out below:

1838-1840 G Husband Baird 1841-1863 A L Simpson
1863-1873 Thomas Barclay 1874-1897 Cornelius Giffen
1897-1913 John Kerr 1913-1920 Menzies Fergusson
1920-1939 Gordon Mitchell 1939-1946 Mitchell Kerr
1946-1951 D S Rutherford 1951-1956 A Gemmell
1956-1961 John Good 1961-1966 Hugh Douglas
1966-1973 Robert Daly 1973-1976 David Keith
1976-1981 James Thomson 1981-1986 John Cameron


Bill Holland describes the formal duties generally related to saying Grace at formal occasions.  These included: the lunch before the AGM, incoming tour banquets, local province and national celebrations.  He also chose to make contact with and got to know curlers by attending competitions from local to international, whenever they could be fitted around his work commitments.

There is no formal procedure in place that will guide us in finding a replacement chaplain, so we are now seeking a volunteer to come forward to be the eighteenth chaplain for the RCCC.  Please contact David Henderson (President) or Bruce Crawford (Chief Executive) if you are interested in being next in line.  We ask that you do so before 6 May 2015.

Email Bruce Crawford

RCCC, Cairnie House, Ingliston, Edinburgh, EH28 8NB

0131 333 3003