Where are you from:
Born in Glasgow (Giffnock), raised in East Kilbride, and currently live in Hamilton.
Occupation: Technical representative with Three Nations which involves sub-contract work for breweries including; Molson Coors, Belhaven, and gas supplier BOC. I carry out installations and maintenance work in the leisure and event industry throughout Scotland.
Married to my wife Aileen for 31 years; she is a GP and keen curler. We have two children, Brian and Helen. Brian (26) is a Physiotherapist working for both the NHS and Scottish Rugby. He lives in Glasgow with his partner Fiona. Helen (23) graduated last year with a degree in English and Journalism studies. She is currently working as a Merchandiser for Sekonda but hopes to pursue a career in media production. They also curl, participating in both club matches and competitions.
What is your club/are your clubs: East Kilbride and Haremyres Curling Club. (EK&H)
Proudest achievement in curling:
Winning Ek&H’s main club competition (The Forest Punchbowl) last season, after 40 years of trying. Also being a past-president of the club.
What are you doing now in curling:
Continuing with club and inter-club matches while also participating in some open competitions at Lanarkshire Ice Rink.
What motivated you to come on tour:
The opportunity to fulfil a life-long ambition fuelled by the accounts of previous EK&H tourists. I was also motivated by a desire to visit Canada and see the Canadian curling set-up first hand.
What are you most looking forward to/what have you enjoyed most about tour:
Meeting new people and getting to know my fellow tourists. Visiting the different venues and clubs, and of course a bit of curling.
Any specific roles in the tour planning and/or during the tour: I have been given Morning class duties on the first week of the tour and I will no doubt tell some stories and sing some songs along the way.
Other sports: The odd round of golf and walking.
Other interests: Watching Motherwell F.C., playing cards, and a bit of gardening.