Name: Wilson Heatlie
Where are you from: Edinburgh
School teacher, retired, but still occasionally called upon. Mainly Geography and Guidance, in various places around Scotland plus exchange years to New Zealand and Australia; also TEFL in Scotland and Switzerland.
Age, family details:
60, single, happily unencumbered.
What are your clubs:
Lanark, Boswall (Edinburgh), George Heriot’s FP.
Proudest achievement in curling:
Representing Scotland in Canada!
What are you doing now in curling:
Club skip for Boswall and Heriot’s, formerly for Lanark (where I used to live) but now a part-time sub there. Recent competitions in Copenhagen and Prague.
What motivated you to come on tour:
A vague idea of a tour as something I might like to do at some stage, but last year’s RCCC president was in my Boswall rink and suggested Strathcona. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, so here I am.
What are you most looking forward to/what have you enjoyed most about tour:
Seeing parts of Canada, some previously visited but in summer, meeting new people and playing in Canada with its impressive curling record.
Any specific roles in the tour planning and/or during the tour:
Making up the numbers.
Some hillwalking, occasional swimming and kayaking.
Travel, music, theatre, languages – latest attempt is Spanish.
Active in Scottish Exchange Teacher organisation.