There have been high hopes that outdoor curling will return to these shores. Up at The Lake of Mentieth near Stirling in Scoltnad it has been around -16c aparently with high hopes for a big curling bonspiel. Unfortunately it has had to be cancelled though due to safety fears.
I think it’s something of a thrill and a very novel thing for people in this country nowadays that it feels very tempting to go and explore. Things seem different here now or maybe my memory is playing tricks, as it felt like when I was a lad, my pals and I would regularly walk across local ponds and the like. I’m sure it’s not as often as I seem to remember but it wasn’t a rarity.