Millport man Jim Thomson has had another international call-up for Scotland as he is set to take on Canada in an international curling challenge.
Team Canada visit Scotland this week to try and retain the International Disabled Canadian Challenge Trophy, after their victory early in 2017, when Team Scotland visited Ontario for the inaugural games.
Both teams are made up of disabled curlers from each country and are accompanied by their coaches and include all types of physical,, sensory and intellectual disabilities.
The Canadians arrived on Tuesday 9 January and will play some 13 ice sessions over 6 days, at venues including Fife Ice Arena, The Peak in Stirling, Kinross and Murrayfield in Edinburgh.
Other teams will play against the Canadians while they are in Scotland and they will be made up of curlers from the SDGC, wheelchair and blind and vision impaired communities.
Jim, 70, of Golf Road, on the Isle of Cumbrae, lost the lower half of his left leg below the knee, after a horror accident on the A760 Haylie Brae around five years ago.
He told the ‘News’ that he is lucky to be alive after a freak road accident left him as an amputee, and has been honoured to have been selected as one of the baton bearers for the Queen’s Relay in the Commonwealth Games in 2014.