Paisley St. Mirren Curling Club
Paisley St.Mirren Curling Club was formed on 23rd. December 1845 so it is one of the oldest curling clubs in Scotland. Indeed, the very origins of curling are well connected to Paisley. The earliest written record of curling is of a monk at Paisley Abbey and a relative of the abbot in February 1541 throwing stones across the ice. A full history of the sport can be viewed on the Royal Caledonian Curling Club’s web-site http://www.royalcaledoniancurlingclub.org/aboutrccc/dyncat.cfm?catid=23390
Paisley St.Mirren Curling Club draws its membership from Paisley and surrounding areas and all games are now played at Greenacres Curling Rink, Howwood, Renfrewshire.
Usually we have 30 playing members arranged into 6 teams of 5 with one player in each team being available for substitution by rotation. We run two leagues in the season, the Main League and the Bird League, and both are keenly contested. Skips for both leagues are elected at our AGM and teams are balloted so ensuring a good mix of abilities. As well as the Club’s games we take part in many other inter-club competitions and friendly matches organised by the local Renfrewshire (Twelfth) Province. At Paisley St.Mirren we place a lot of emphasis on having fun so we have a number of social events during the season including a curling week-end away for members and partners.
Club members are able to log in to check League results, view membership details, look through minutes of AGMs and explore dates in the diary section to keep up to date with the latest happenings as well as having a look at some of the great moments from the past in the gallery section. We have also added a links section to help all visitors navigate around the world of curling at the click of a button.