Curling is an increasingly popular sport in Scotland. The recent achievements of our national team play a part in this!
It’s a fair comeback because the stone of Scotland is intimately linked to this sport. A lot of the curling stones in the world come from here, specifically from Aisla Craig Island. You see the island in the distance? It’s that one!
Why Aisla Craig? Because the granite found there is unique. It absorbs very little water, making it a stone that can slide very well.
But fortunately, its production is strictly regulated. Granite is collected in small quantities. And old curling stones are recycled to make new ones. Wasting the granite of Aisla Craig is not an option!