Curling stone

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From Borgue Farm, Kirkcudbrightshire

Postcard of Curling stone.
© National Museums Scotland

Curling stone

This granite curling stone with iron handle is from Borgue Farm in Kirkcudbrightshire. It dates from around 1750.

The iron handle makes it possible to deliver the stone with more control.

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: 000-100-002-518-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MP 158
Date: Around 1750
Material: Stone / iron
Dimensions: 200 mm H x 280 mm D
Subject: Tools, implements and miscellaneous (NMAS Classification)
Where: Scotland, Kirkcudbrightshire (Borgue Farm)
Description: Curling-stone with an iron handle, from Borgue Farm, Kirkcudbright
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