Curling stone

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Curling stone

This granite curling stone with metal handgrip dates from the late 19th century and is one of a pair of curling stones formerly owned by the Reverend Robert Stevenson of Forfar in Angus.

One of a pair of curling stones, possibly of granite, with metal handgrips, formerly owned by the Reverend Robert Stevenson, Parish Manse, Forfar

Curling was the winter sport of mid-Victorian Scotland. Its summer equivalents were quoiting for the working classes and bowling for the middle classes. Curling was played by all kinds of people, particularly in the country.

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Online ID: 000-100-003-073-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.NS 272 A
Date: Late 19th century
Material: Granite (?); metal
Dimensions: 200 mm H x 240 mm Dia
Who: Reverend Robert Stevenson (Owner)
Where: Scotland, Angus, Forfar (Parish Manse)
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