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TITLE
Curlers at Inverness Ice Rink
EXTERNAL ID
PAW_R_U_11_11_68_2816
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
11 November 1968
PERIOD
1960s
CREATOR
David Whyte Studio
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
21658
KEYWORDS
curling
games
sports
clubs
Curlers at Inverness Ice Rink

The precise origins of curling are unknown though the earliest curling stone, found near Stirling, bears the date 1511. In 1838, the Grand Caledonian Curling Club (later renamed Royal Caledonian Curling Club) was formed with the aim of establishing standardised rules of the game. The Inverness Curling Club was instituted in 1898 and admitted to the Royal Caledonian Club the following year.

Modern curling stones are 30 cm wide and 11 cm high. They are made from a shock-absorbing granite and weigh approximately nine kilograms. The path of the stone on the ice is controlled by players sweeping the ice in front of it. This reduces friction between the ice and the stone, clears any debris from the ice and can also affect the curl of the stone. The object is to get as many stones closer to a pre-determined point on the ice (the button) than your opponent's nearest stone


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Curlers at Inverness Ice Rink

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1960s

curling; games; sports; clubs

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

David Whyte Collection, Highland Photographic Archive

The precise origins of curling are unknown though the earliest curling stone, found near Stirling, bears the date 1511. In 1838, the Grand Caledonian Curling Club (later renamed Royal Caledonian Curling Club) was formed with the aim of establishing standardised rules of the game. The Inverness Curling Club was instituted in 1898 and admitted to the Royal Caledonian Club the following year. <br /> <br /> Modern curling stones are 30 cm wide and 11 cm high. They are made from a shock-absorbing granite and weigh approximately nine kilograms. The path of the stone on the ice is controlled by players sweeping the ice in front of it. This reduces friction between the ice and the stone, clears any debris from the ice and can also affect the curl of the stone. The object is to get as many stones closer to a pre-determined point on the ice (the button) than your opponent's nearest stone <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.