The Scottish Curling Trust aims to increase the number of people with disabilities participating in curling, improve access to physical activity and promote social interaction and inclusion. Marked progress has been made in increasing the number of disability clubs and members, opportunities for social and competitive events and developing pathways and structures for disabled people to participate and succeed in the sport.
Disability Curling Programme
Since 2016, the Scottish Curling Trust is working in partnership with the Royal Caledonian Curling Club (RCCC) in association with the Robertson Trust and with support from the AM Ross Family Foundation, The Mrs Macmillan Trust and the Scottish Wheelchair Curling Association in a new programme commencing in 2017. This programme is designed to increase opportunities for people with disabilities across Scotland to participate in the sport of curling.
The programme will be led by Helen Kallow, who began working on the programme in January 2017. Helen works part time and can be contacted by email or on 07595 068 833.
For more information visit here
Charles Lees Painting
The Scottish Curling Trust was responsible for the recent successful fundraising campaign for the restoration of Charles Lees' painting ‘The Grand Match at Linlithgow Loch’ (1849). Described as one of the most important sporting paintings of the period and for curlers, perhaps the most iconic image in the world, the 96” x 60” oil on canvas underwent restoration at the National Galleries in Edinburgh where it is now on display in the ‘Playing for Scotland: The Making of Modern Sport” exhibition in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
In 2014/15 the Scottish Curling Trust began working in partnership with the Royal Caledonian Curling Club in association with Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation launched an initiative offering wheelchair users the chance to participate in the sport of curling.
Local volunteers were recruited and equipment purchased to facilitate the programme. It led to the creation of Lothian Wheelchair Curling Club for regular sporting activity and social opportunities.
The group meet regularly at Edinburgh Curling
(Murrayfield). For more information visit here
Curling Collection: E- Hive
As part of the Scottish Curling Trust's aim to preserve the history of the sport, a catalogue of some of The Royal Caledonian Curling Club's art and artefacts is now available to the general public online. The RCCC collection is the largest collection of curling artefacts in the world and for over 50 years, it has been the ambition of the RCCC to display the collection in a museum. Until this goal is realised, work is underway to catalogue and display the considerable collection of The Royal Caledonian Curling Club using E-Hive, an online collection management system. This is a new project but so far members can view over 160 items from art, literature and historical objects. The Scottish Curling Trust E-Hive page can be viewed here: RCCC E-Hive or click on the E-Hive logo.
The Scottish Curling Trust is a registered charity no: SC038043
Company registration no. SC312146
The Scottish Curling Trust is a company limited by guarantee.