West – Alan Muirhead

Alan Muirhead
Name: Alan Muirhead

Where are you from:
Lived in Auchtermuchty for last 25 years, originally from Airdrie.

Retired Computer Engineer. First 25 years worked mainly in steel and petrochemical industries installing process control computers, then did 10 years as I.T. Manager for St Andrews Links Trust who manage the 7 golf courses in St Andrews (including The Old Course).

Age, family details:
66 years young. Married for 31 years, divorced 5 years ago. 4 children and 4 grand-children.

What is your club:
Stratheden Curling Club.

Proudest achievement in curling:
Going on this tour.

What are you doing now in curling:
President of Fife and Kinross Curling Association and Area 7 of the Royal Club.
Convenor of the Club and Member Development Committee of the Royal Club.

What motivated you to come on tour:
Every curler should try and go on a tour. Reports from previous tourists.

What are you most looking forward to/what have you enjoyed most about tour:
Probably a day’s rest !!!

Any specific roles in the tour planning and/or during the tour:
Initially on the IT group but happy to leave the planning and details to the youngsters still working in the industry.

Other sports/interests:
Used to play rugby, now just watch.
Hill-walking, mainly in the most beautiful country in the world.
I like malt whisky.


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