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Future Museum is built around the key areas that make the south-west so distinctive from the rest of Scotland – its people, industries and arts. The website provides free access to the museum collections of Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway and creates a valuable resource for people of all ages.

Collection Focus

Collection Focus Curling on New Farm Loch

Ah, February: a month of hail and ice, snow and slush, howling wind and biting frost! Our current Collection Focus concentrates on this image of local men enjoying some curling on a frozen over New Farm Loch. Curling began as an outdoor game, played on frozen loch, river or pond, and is believed to have originated in the Scottish Lowlands in the 16th century.


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