This is the first post of the Curling History blog! It's been set up by curling historian David B Smith and Bob Cowan, Editor of the Scottish Curler magazine and the Curling Today blog. We both enjoy the sport as played today, and are both passionately interested in the history of the game.
David is the author of Curling: an Illustrated History which was published in 1981, by John Donald Publishers, Edinburgh. The book is out of print but can often be found to buy on line, for example through AbeBooks.
We hope that in the months (years?) ahead the blog will bring together others who are interested in the history of this great sport. Your comments are welcome!