ACTIVE Stirling, along with curler Gavin Fleming and Stirling Curling Group, is bringing the British Open to Stirling Sports Village on the weekend of April 27-29.

The British Open started out at the Falkirk Ice Rink as an addition to the calendar of curling events held in Scotland after WWII.

Edinburgh had the Worlds Championship, and Perth hosted the Scottish Championship.

The British Open ran in Falkirk until 2012 and, after a six year break, Active Stirling is delighted to bring this event to its new home at Stirling Sports Village.

Suzanne Burns, events manager at Active Stirling said “We hope to revive the competition and provide a competitive and social event in the Scottish Curling calendar.

Stirling Sports Village is essentially home to the top British athletes and used by around 65 different curling clubs.

As such it seems fitting for us to add an event into the curling calendar that will not only provide a  great competition for our local curlers but hopefully also encourage other teams from all over the UK to visit our facilities and see what we have on offer.

I am really looking forward to the competition, with a great bunch of volunteers helping it will be an enjoyable weekend for all.”

Over the weekend, not only will the title of British Open champion be played for, but also the possibility of the overall winner of the Goldline Scottish Curling Tour will be determined.

If both Team Bryce and Team Marshall qualify for Quarters then the winner won’t be known until Sunday.

There is a lot to play for over the competition, it’s guaranteed to be an exciting weekend.

Andrew Craigie, Goldline Scottish Curling Tour President said “We are delighted that this prestigious and historic competition is returning to the curling calendar as part of the national tour.

"We all look forward to watching some great curling in this, the new finale event, of the 17/18 season.”

The competition will welcome the current Goldline Scottish Curling Tour leading skip, Cameron Bryce along with a wealth of other accomplished players from across the UK.

The draw and game times will be released on The PEAK website prior to the competition and spectators are welcome to come and catch some of the action over the weekend.