Monthly Archives: May 2022

A Pond Visit

Jim Cowper and myself were joined by Sir Robert and Lady Faye on Friday 27th of May, for the purpose of taking part in a TV documentary.

Our participation in the Paul Murton programme in which he walks The North Esk river from source to sea has been in the planning for months.  Our friend Ronnie had spent hours making sure that Paul and the production team knew everything about Penicuik Curling Club and of course our participation in The First Grand Match.  Ronnie’s enthusiasm ensured that we would be a part of the programme for which the production team were very grateful.

The crew had already spent time with Sir Robert, interviewing him about Penicuik House, and they also visited the Pennycoe Press premises.

Our part was to highlight The First Grand Match and to feature our Curling House.  Filming took over two hours for what might be a 2 minute highlight. We were informed that the programme will probably be aired this Autumn.

Let’s hope that we are included in the programme and that Penicuik Curling Club and Curling gains advantage from our participation.

Report by Jim Ramsay

Ronnie Hope

It is with great sadness that Penicuik Curling Club announces the passing of Ronnie Hope, who died suddenly at home on Monday 9th May.

Ronnie was an Honorary Member of our Club, and had served both as President and also regularly on the Management Committee during the thirty years since he first joined in 1991. He will be remembered for his boundless enthusiasm for curling, and his tireless support of the Penicuik Club and it’s members over the years. He will be sorely missed by all his many friends in the curling world and beyond.

The photo below was taken at the Saturday League Christmas Bonspiel in 2019, and is a nice one to remember him by.

Christine, Irene (DAFS), Ronnie , Aileen and Maisie with Rebecca.