RENFREWSHIRE residents who are interested in learning how to play one of Scotland’s oldest sports are invited to join a village club.

A taster session is being organised by Howwood Curling Club as part of a drive to recruit new members of all ages and ability levels.

The event will take place at the Greenacres rink, in Bowfield Road, on Wednesday, March 9, starting at 6pm, and everyone who goes along will be made welcome.

A spokesperson told The Gazette: “We will provide qualified coaches to give you the tuition you need. You will also meet with our club members and get to play.

“We will invite you to our closing bonspiel for the 2021/22 season on Wednesday, April 6, if you continue to be interested following the ‘come and try’ session.”

Curling is also known as ‘The Roarin’ Game,’ due to the noise made by the granite stones as they travel over the ice.

It is widely believed to be one of the world’s oldest team sports.

The first written evidence of curling appeared in 1540, when Paisley notary John McQuhin recorded details of a challenge between John Sclater, a monk at Paisley Abbey, and Gavin Hamilton, a representative of the Abbot.

Admission to the taster session costs £7 and all equipment will be provided.

For more information about the event or to reserve your place, call Lachie Carmichael on 01294 823643 or send an email to lachiedcarmichael@hotmail.com.