Trustees

The Trustees are listed below (year appointed):

John Burnett (2009)

John Burnett, recently retired, Principal Curator, National Museums of Scotland was previously in charge of the Modern Scotland section, where among other responsibilities throughout his career, he specialised in the history of Scottish sport. He is the author of several books and articles on Scottish Sport.

John became a Trustee in 2009 and provides expertise from the perspective of the museum sector and has led the process of cataloguing the Smith Collection and preparing the temporary exhibition (Hampden Museum 2018-19).

Robbie Scott (2010)

Robbie is a former President of the Royal Caledonian Curling Club. He was a Shift Charge Engineer based in Rannoch Power Station before automation came in when he was in charge of 26 power stations at Clunie Power Station near Pitlochry. In 1993 Robbie took early retirement from Scottish Hydro Electric in time to go to the Scottish Men’s tour to Eastern Canada when the touring team won the Strathcona Cup.
Robbie is a member at Dunkeld CC for whom he in 2007, enjoyed a win at the Scottish National Masters Championship. In the recent past he was twice in the Area 8 Representative and President of Atholl Province.

Robbie became a Trustee in 2010 and is an avid collector of curling pins, books and artefacts.

Bruce Crawford (2010)

Bruce was appointed as a Trustee of the Scottish Curling Trust in 2010, due to his position as Chief Executive Officer for the Royal Caledonian Curling Club. He leads on operational matters, policy development and supports the organisation in achieving its strategic aims.

Bruce has worked in sports management for 25 years; in public, private and voluntary organisations. He spent 11 years as Chief Executive of Snowsport Scotland and spent three years in sports management consultancy prior to working in curling.  Bruce is a member of Abbotsford Curling Society and has coached his children when they played curling.

Graeme Adam (2016)

Graeme is a retired doctor and accomplished curler with a career spanning several decades.  He is winner of Scottish titles at Schools, Juniors, Men’s, Seniors and Masters. Graeme served as a director on the board of the RCCC between 2016 and 2018.

Graeme is a keen collector of curling stones and other memorabilia and was involved in setting up the Curling display in Dumfries Museum during the World Seniors and Mixed Doubles Curling Championships in 2014.  Graeme has a personal collection of curling items, specialising in stones.

Kay Gibb (2016)

Kay has a wide and varied knowledge in curling and other sports and many years of business experience. Qualified as a primary school teacher, Kay currently runs a family business and is involved in equestrian judging.  Kay is a qualified curling official and coach, Scottish Curling Senior Champion in 2015.  She has experience in producing booklets, displays & exhibitions which will help us to curate the Scottish curling memorabilia & artefacts.

Kay is a past president (2009-10) of the Ladies Branch of The Royal Caledonian Curling Club and was a board member of RCCC from 2010-2016. She has been an enthusiastic supporter of the restoration of the Charles Lees painting and is keen to see the establishment of a Scottish Curling Museum.

Leslie Ingram Brown (2016)

Leslie has been involved in the sport of curling’s administration for fifty years since being introduced to the sport at Crossmyloof in Glasgow.  He has been a keen umpire and event organiser, has attended over 100 international competitions and introduced people to the sport over the years.

He is also a collector of curling memorabilia that includes 14,000 pin badges. Leslie is a past president of The Royal Caledonian Curling Club (1995-96).  He received the WCF Freitag Award in 2008.  Leslie worked as a Director of a family publishing business for 36 years. His other interests include cricket, golf, swimming and tennis.

Rob Niven (2017)

Rob became a trustee of the Scottish Curling Trust upon his appointment to chairman of the Royal Caledonian Curling Club in June 2017.

Rob has served on various curling committees, including the Perth Masters, World Juniors 2011 and also served for two years as a director of the Kinross Curling Trust gaining insights into finance generation and budgeting for a curling facility. Rob remains an active club player at national level playing in our Scottish Championships, Super League and Scottish Tour events.  Rob has a broad and diverse business background, coupled with a passion for curling. He has been the Senior Partner in his family Business for 20 years. His business experience covers: farming, retail, restaurant hospitality, renewables, property and leisure. Employing 70 people brings a knowledge of people management, contractual law and employment law, but also emphasises the need to get the best out of a team through incentives and targets.