Club History – Book and Painting

The book marking 200 years of our club’s existence is now for sale. “Curling through Two Hundred Years of the Penicuik Curling Club” is a fascinating history of the club and its characters. To quote from the cover, “The book takes the story of Penicuik and its Curling Club from the Napoleonic Wars, through the making of the first Grand Match, and into the political squabbles of earlier years. Ordinary people doing great things, like Dr John Renton, and the James Taits. Great people doing ordinary things, like Sir George Clerk of Penicuik Estates and and Charles Cowan of the paper mills immersed in the rivalry of a winter’s afternoon on nature’s ice.”

The author, Colin Whittemore, takes us by way of a colourful, two hundred years journey to the present day, through two hundred pages of humorous and engaging text. The club is truly indebted to Colin for this mammoth task which, as a non-curler, he has approached with dedication, perseverance and wit.

Order your copy NOW from either myself or Jim Cowper. This is a great read for curlers and non-curlers alike, and at only £16 per copy will make a wonderful Christmas present.

………and don’t forget to order your signed and numbered print of THE FIRST GRAND MATCH  at

Good curling,

Ronnie Hope