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Curling stone

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From Bathgate, West Lothian

Postcard of Curling stone.
000-100-002-524-C
© National Museums Scotland

Curling stone

This granite curling stone is from Bathgate in West Lothian. It dates from around 1700. This type of curling stone is known as a 'loofie' and was held by the hole in the top of the stone.

The curling stone has deep hollows for the thumb and fingers of the right hand.

Curling became the most popular sport in Scotland around 1800 and was played by all classes. It was more common in the country than in the towns because deep frost was likely to put a stop to work. Townsfolk went to the country nearby to curl.


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Online ID: 000-100-002-524-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MP 371
Date: Around 1700
Material: Stone
Dimensions: 100 mm H x 300 mm L x 240 mm W
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Subject: Tools, implements and miscellaneous (NMAS Classification)
Who:
Where: Scotland, West Lothian, Bathgate
Event:
Description: Curling stone with deep hollows for the thumb and fingers of the right hand, from Bathgate, Linlithgowshire
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