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Sanquhar Society of Curlers

Description:

On the 21st January 1774 sixty local curlers met to play on the Black Loch on Sanquhar Moor, and later that day in the Queensberry Arms resolved to form a curling society.

 

Curling was a popular sport in Scotland throughout the 19th century, and inter-parish competitions were important local events.  Sanquhar would play against Kirkconnel, Morton, Penpont and New Cumnock.

Materials/Media:
paper, card
Dimensions:
(image) L 153mm, W 105mm, (mount) L 191mm, W 140mm
Source:
Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum
Digital Number:
SQPG003n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council