The Academy is a Development Programme supported by Scottish Curling.

We aim to invest programme support in athletes/teams who are fully committed to a Development Programme with the prospect and ultimate outcome of being able to medal at World level. Inclusion in the programme will be seen as an “investment decision” for future potential.

Scottish Curling intends to build a strong pathway which delivers and aligns with the World Class Programme and which identifies and develops athletes. We are supported in this aim by our partner the performance sportswear provider Foxglide




We are delighted to reveal the 48 young curlers  to receive a place at the Scottish Curling Academy for season 2018/19.

This is the largest intake we have supported, and we’ve taken the positive decision to include a significant number of curlers over the age of 21, in a continued effort to retain and develop this crucial age group. It’s the first time we’ve been so proactive in this approach, and we know the benefits will be clear for the players, our wider membership and ultimately to the sport in Scotland.

We’d like to take this opportunity to welcome all the young curlers selected, and wish everyone an enjoyable and successful season. The young people selected are:

  • Layla Al Saffar, Forfar
  • David Baird, Edinburgh
  • Emma Barr, Edinburgh
  • Jane Barr, Edinburgh
  • Kirsty Barr, Edinburgh
  • Gavin Barr, Edinburgh
  • Lucy Blair, Greenacres
  • Kirstin Bousie, Kinross
  • Amy Bryce, Kelso/Border
  • Cameron Bryce, Kelso/Border
  • Angus Bryce, Kelso/Border
  • Luke Carson, Braehead/Greenacres
  • James Craik, Forfar
  • Beth Dandie, Forfar
  • Rachel Dakers, Edinburgh
  • Holly Davis, Edinburgh
  • Lisa Davie, Stirling
  • Hailey Duff, Forfar
  • Beth Farmer, Kinross
  • Kara Findlay, Edinburgh
  • Blair Haswell, Stranraer
  • Fay Henderson, Dumfries
  • Katie Jackson, Dumfries
  • Nicola Joiner, Forfar
  • Molly Keen, Elgin/Moray
  • Adam Keron, Edinburgh
  • Callum Kinnear, Perth
  • Euan MacDiarmid, Forfar
  • Amy MacDonald, Inverness
  • Alex Mackintosh, Forfar
  • Mollie Marley-Milligan, Dumfries
  • Jennifer Marshall, Edinburgh
  • Robin McCall, Braehead
  • Ryan McCormack, Lockerbie
  • Duncan McFadzean, Perth
  • Leeanne McKenzie, Perth
  • Matthew McKenzie, Perth
  • Katie McMillan, Stranraer
  • Cameron McNay, Lockerbie
  • Rebecca Morrison, Aberdeen
  • Fraser Morton, Dumfries
  • Alysia Rennie, Kinross
  • Niall Ryder, Stranraer
  • Annabelle Skuse, Stirling
  • Mark Taylor, Braehead
  • Mark Watt, Perth
  • Maggie Wilson, Aberdeen
  • Eilidh Yeats, Inverness


The Scottish Curling Academy has increased the number of individual athletes for this season.  Some of the successful athletes have non-Academy athletes in their team formation. To support development of curling more widely, all teams that have an Academy athlete within it will be invited to attend specific Scottish Curling Academy Team Training.

For more information about the athlete selection process please read the below documents. We would encourage all athletes to read the selection process and athlete contract documents thoroughly before applying:

Click here to view the Scottish Curling Academy Selection Document 2018-2019

Click here to view the Scottish Curling Academy Note of Interest 2018-19

Click here to view the Scottish Curling Athlete Agreement 2018-2019 which all our Academy athletes are required to commit to for the duration of their contract 

For any queries about Scottish Curling Academy, please contact David Ramsay (Performance Development Coach).

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