August 02, 2008

Inverness rink and curlers are honoured

Inverness curlers were honoured yesterday when Highland Council held a reception in recognition of the Ice Centre's fortieth birthday, and the success of many from that rink in national and international competition over the years. Some of them are in the photo above. The rink opened in September 1968.

The 'star attractions' in the magnificent surroundings of the Town House were members of Scotland's World Junior Champion team. Local curler Sarah Macintyre is a member of the Eve Muirhead rink.

Guest Archie Macpherson, the well known broadcaster, spoke passionately about the importance of leisure and recreation. In praising the achievements of the Inverness curlers, he asked, "What do you do with the success?" The answer? Press for better facilities! In reference to the fact that the Scottish Cabinet will meet in the Town House next week, he encouraged all present to tell the Scottish Executive, "We need even better facilities."

It was a most enjoyable occasion. Here are a few more pics from the evening.

There were lots of old photos on display, and time to mingle and chat.

Inverness Provost Bob Wynd with L-R Isobel Hannen, Sarah Macintyre, Eve Muirhead and Kay Adams.

RCCC Area 10 Representative Alex Barnet presents a gift to Sarah Macintyre.

Remember the WCF banner, which should have been presented at the Royal Club AGM? It has returned from its travels and was proudly on display in Inverness Town House!

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