Berwickshire residents invited to get active with new age kurling

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Published: Wednesday, 8th August 2018

Berwickshire residents are being encouraged to come along and be part of a new age kurling club in Duns.

The club is being formed with support from the Health and Social Care Partnership’s Community Capacity Building team.

First Wednesday of every month, Volunteer Hall

It will meet in the Volunteer Hall on the first Wednesday of every month in conjunction with A Heart for Duns’ monthly lunch club.

People are welcome to come for lunch at midday and stay longer, or just come along for a game of kurling which will start at 12.30pm.

There is no charge for the kurling sessions but donations to the club are welcome. A Heart for Duns charge £5 for their lunch which includes soup, pudding, teas and coffees.

New kurling kits have been bought

Generous donations from the Barchester’s Charitable Foundation to the Duns & District Men’s Shed and Duns Community Council has enabled the club to purchase two kurling kits. These are also available for the local community to borrow for other events in exchange for a small donation.

Kurling also available in Coldingham

New age kurling is also available every Wednesday in Coldingham from 2pm in the village hall.

Councillor Tom Weatherston, Executive Member for Adult Social Care

“New age kurling is proving increasingly popular across the Borders and it is wonderful to see people from Duns and the surrounding area being given the chance to enjoy this activity with all the benefits it can bring.

“This is also an ideal way to get involved in the Council’s #yourpart campaign where people can support their own health and wellbeing by taking up a physical activity like kurling or enjoying a healthy meal at the lunch club.”

More information

To find out more, contact the Community Capacity Building team on 01835 825080, online or through Facebook @SBCCommunityCapacityBuilding