Saturday, 10 August 2013

New Kinross Curling website

Now that Kinross Curling Trust are officially taking over the running of the rink (ahead of the 2013/14 season), this old website will no longer be getting updated as regularly (if at all). 
So if you wish to keep up-to-date with relevant news, important information, and local curling events, please visit the official Kinross Curling website at www.KinrossCurling.co.uk

("Kinross Curling" is the new trading name of Kinross Curling Trust).

Saturday, 22 June 2013

KCT Barn Dance

Bishopshire Curling Club are holding a Barn Dance to raise money for Kinross Curling Trust

Saturday 20th July, 8pm-midnight, at Lochend Farm (Scotlandwell). Featuring live band "The Elements", and a licensed bar.

Tickets (costing £10 each, which includes a burger roll) are available from Lochend Farm Shop or by contacting Michelle Silvera on 07753 803093 or Sion Matthews on 01592 840210.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

KCT - Decision To Proceed

On Thursday 6 June 2013, Mike Caffyn (Secretary for Kinross Curling Trust) released this report about the future of Kinross Curling Rink...

"At its meeting on Monday 3 June, the Board of Trustees of the Kinross Curling Trust decided to proceed with the takeover of the operation of the Ice Rink in Kinross.  It intends to operate the curling rink from the start of September 2013, subject to satisfactorily concluding negotiations of the handover contract and lease agreement with Montgomery Hotels, the owners, within the next few weeks.

This decision was made possible through the generosity of the local curling community and the support of SportScotland.  Members will be disappointed to learn that the Trust has yet to secure significant support from external sources.  Both the Gannochy and Robertson Trusts have currently declined grant aid (we have been invited to re-apply to Gannochy); discussions with Perth & Kinross Council are at a critical stage.  The Board is still actively seeking funding through grants and loans from other organisations and individuals, and also those curlers who have yet to offer assistance.

This ongoing uncertainty means it is not yet possible to be specific about the extent of the upgrade during the next summer however, the Trustees are confident that 
curling will continue beyond 2014.  More information will be provided as soon as possible.  The Building Management Working Group is now developing plans and priorities prior to seeking planning consent and building warrant approvals.
The Trustees are very grateful for the wonderful response from the local curling community over the past few months. 
 This has been enough to enable the above decision to be made.  Thank you.But, the amount raised so far is not enough to complete everything which the Board (and, it believes, curlers) would like to achieve in order to make Kinross into a really attractive place to curl. The Board hopes that those curlers, who have not yet felt able to support the project, can now do so, following this decision to proceed.  Additional donations and pledges will help to secure even better facilities throughout the rink, as part of next year’s upgrade.
General Meeting:There will soon be an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Trust, provisionally set for 4 August 2013.  At that meeting, Trust Members will receive an update on progress.  They will also be asked to approve a minor change to the Articles of Association and set the membership subscription for season 2013-2014.  Details of this meeting will be sent out in early July.


Mike Caffyn

Secretary, Kinross Curling Trust".

Friday, 19 April 2013

Kinross Curling Trust

This could be a very important summer for the future of local curling, with Kinross Curling Trust (KCT) doing everything they can to save the rink from closure.

Fundraising is now going full-steam ahead, and last weekend alone they received donations worth over £30,000! So the target is now well within sight. If you've not already donated, please consider it now.

Following the open meeting for all curlers in late March, KCT have now recruited a small army of volunteers to help move the campaign forward in every possible way.
As part of this, a few tech-savvy youngsters have been put in charge of the Trust's web presence, which will see the website get renovated & then updated much more regularly than before, as well as the development of social media to help spread the message further afield.

If you would like to keep up to date with everything that is happening over the summer, please visit:
- The Trust's official website.
- The Trust's new facebook page.

Monday, 1 April 2013

2012/13 50+ table

2012/13 50+ league

Team
Played
Shots +/-
Ends
Points
J. Paterson ^
11
+36
46
16
S. Campbell
11
+8
48
14
M. Silvera
11
+6
42
14
J. Stirrat
11
+7
42
12
L. Christiansen
11
-2
41
11
D. Anderson
11
+16
50
10
J. Morrison
11
-7
49
10
I. Nicholson
11
-15
45
10
L. Wilson
11
-10
43
10
J. Robertson
11
+3
39
10
M. Hudspeth
11
-25
40
6
D. Duncan
11
-17
43
5

^Denotes 50+ Champion for season 2012/13