August 02, 2009

Gala Dinner and Fun Evening

The two speakers at the Gala Dinner on Saturday, September 12, have been announced as John O’Neil and Sheriff David Smith.

John is a well-known after dinner speaker on the Scottish circuit. He has a wonderfully dry delivery and tells a tremendous story. He is a keen curler and a member of the Duddingston Curling Club, regular curlers at the Murrayfield rink. He recently spoke at the Oxenfoord Curling Club Annual Dinner and brought the house down!

Sheriff David Smith needs no introduction. He is Scotland’s leading authority on curling’s history and author of Curling: an Illustrated History. He is a Trustee of the Royal Club Charitable Trust that has been set up and charged with creating Scotland’s first curling museum. His Curling History Blog is regularly updated with research into the history of 'Scotland’s ain Game'.

Tickets for the dinner are selling well. They are priced at £25 per person. The dinner will take place on Saturday, September 12, in the Edinburgh Curling Club rooms at the Murrayfield curling rink.

Tickets can be obtained by contacting Robin Copland (Email: robin at, or download details as a pdf file from here.

The photo of David Smith in serious mood was taken at the recent opening of the restored Thomson Tower at Duddingston, see here.

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