Name – Jim Hogg
Where are you from – Mouswald, a small village just outside Dumfries, in the South West of Scotland
Occupation – I am half of the IT department for a firm of solicitors, Cartmell Shepherd, across the border in Carlisle.
Age, family details – I am 56, and have been married to Jane since 1988, so silver Wedding this year. Am sure we will celebrate if we are not curling that night.
We have one daughter, Susan, who was 30 this year. She swore she was leaving home when she was 16, but we never got it in writing, so she is still at home.
What is your club/are your clubs – Ruthwell, founded 1833, which celebrated it’s 175th Anniversary recently, and Dumfries, which is will celebrate its 20th Anniversary in 2013.
Proudest achievement in curling – Winning the Scottish Mixed Seniors
What are you doing now in curling – Secretary Dumfries Curling Club, Competitons Convenor, DIBCA, Umpiring, and managing the odd game still.
What motivated you to come on tour – I always enjoy curling at new ice rinks, and meeting different curlers, so a Canadian tour was definitely on my Bucket list. I think it will be an unique memory for all the tourists.
What are you most looking forward to/what have you enjoyed most about tour – Looking forward to the challenge of Canadian ice, exploring Canadian cuisine (and beer), meeting new friends, and exploring the Maritimes, as I have only been to Vancouver Island previously.
Any specific roles in the tour planning and/or during the tour – Webmaster, so I’m to blame for all the mistakes on the website.
Other sports – Still play a bit of squash, used to enjoy 5 a side football, and snooker, but there are only so many hours in a day.
Other interests – I am a committee member of Loreburn Housing Association, a local Social Landlord.
I also enjoy doing Killer Sudoku.