FA New Luce

The Loch of Larg

New Luce

During the 19th century curling was Scotland’s most popular sport, Loch of Larg was purpose built in the 1850’s where bonspiels or curling tournaments took place when the water froze over. This fell into disuse in the 1960’s and since then the pond has gradually silted up and become overgrown.

Through a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund work started in 2021 to reinstate the Curling Pond, and the area around the pond. This has included excavating the overgrown pond and allowing it to fill back up with natural water that runs from the hills adjacent to the pond.

The Loch of Larg, silted up and overgrown

After considerable work to restore the loch

A New Pathway

A new pathway has been created with bench seating situated in various places along the way, to allow people to walk around the Pond, and be able to sit and view all the wonderful wildlife in the area.

The original viewing hide/curling stone store was unearthed and has been recreated using the stones from the former structure, we have also uncovered several curling stones that are now within the design of the new hide.