On a reasonably good (for January) Tuesday morning, a group (22) of members collected together at the Lowries Den entrance to the Penicuik House Estate ready to embark on a walk around the estate to the various ponds that have featured as home ice for the club over the years. This happy bunch were firstly led down to the High Pond which they were able to circumnavigate, with the kind permission of Sir Robert Clerk. Thereafter the route took the party down towards the Low Pond before striking off over the hill to reach Hurley Pond. From Hurley it was back to the Low Pond and the Curling House (Pavilion) where members were refreshed with mulled wine and ‘rusty nails’ whilst being offered warm mince pies and other delicacies. After having been regaled with many stories and facts from our own historian Jim Cowper, the party followed his suggestion of a return via the Roman bridge and up the hill to the old Penicuik House.
A really nice get together before the club commences the second half of it’s programme. A special vote of thanks goes to Vice President Christine Hope and her helpers for their preparations.
Some photographs appear on the Social Page; if you have any good photos send them in!