MEMBERS of Millport Curling Club have travelled all the way to Stranraer to compete for the Argyll Quaich.

The eagerly anticipated encounter is contested over three games, and after a close-fought competition at the North West Castle Hotel, the winners emerged as Fraser Kelly, Joyce Wilcox, Janie McKenzie (skip), Sandra Mclntyre and Bill Bishop.

The first written note of Millport Curling Club was in 1838 at the founding of the Royal Caledonian Curling Club.

Largs and Millport Weekly News: Ice warriors: 25 members travelled to Stranraer for annual competitionIce warriors: 25 members travelled to Stranraer for annual competition (Image: Millport Curling Club)

Its long history on the island even sees the club sometimes play on the millpond on top of the island when it freezes over and is sufficiently cold.

While facilities still exist for outdoor curling on Cumbrae, Millport club members now play their regular games at Greenacres Curling Club ice rink, near Howwood.

The club is inviting all those interested in taking up 'the roaring game' to come along to their practice days at Greenacres Ice Rink and "have a go". For more details, email