West – Jim Cullen

Jim Cullen
Name: Jim Cullen

Where are you from:
Earlston, Scottish Borders.

Occupation: Solicitor in private practice with three offices in Melrose, Galashiels and Peebles.

Age, family details:
60 years of age, married to Liz for a good many of these. Four kids and two grand kids so far.

What is your club:
Member of Earlston Curling Club.

Proudest achievement in curling:
Apart from representing Scotland on Strathcona Cup Tour winning my first Tweedmouth Kettle a double rink knock out played among the Berwickshire clubs. What a night that was! Went on to win it quite a few more times.

What are you doing now in curling:
Vice chair of Border Curling Development Group, Technical coach and trying to play as much as possible.

What motivated you to come on tour:
An opportunity to play in Canada against some great curlers.

What have you enjoyed most about tour so far:
Visiting Canada is awesome. Scenery is inspiring. Such a warm welcome from the Canadians everywhere we go and some pretty good curling.

Any specific roles in the tour planning and/or during the tour:
The judge.

Other sports?
are there any other sports?

Other interests?
My car. Visted many European countries and USA, taking in the sights and art galleries on road trips. Attending rock concerts and opera at various venues on my travels. Reading poetry and in particular Robert Burns. Cooking a curry for the family when they are home for the holidays.

Anything else of interest?
Beer!

Employment: Solicitor

Curling Club: Earlston

General: Jim works in Melrose and lives in Earlston with wife Liz. Four children, two grandchildren and Canadian son-in-law. Past President of Earlston CC, Border Province, Border Ice Rink Club and Chairman of Border Curling Development Group. Interests include rock concerts, art galleries, photography, poetry, cooking and travel.


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