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Over the last seven days the eyes of the curling world have been firmly set on Dumfries.
The world seniors and mixed doubles championships have attracted thousands of tourists and brought in millions of pounds to the local economy.
And to top it all off - the ladies Scotland team brought home the Gold.
Lori Carnochan has been catching up with the action:
The senior and mixed doubles world curling championships draw to a close in Dumfries today.
More than 300 competitors from 34 countries, including Romania and Brazil, have taken to the ice over the past seven days.
Around 15,000 spectators have enjoyed the action from both competitions at the ice-bowl and the event has been a huge boost for the town's economy.
Team GB's curlers have thanked the people of Lockerbie for giving them a heroes' welcome.
Both the men's and women's Olympic teams visited the town at the weekend for a civic reception.
A number of the medal winners come from Lockerbie and were delighted to celebrate their silver and bronze medals with friends and family.
Thanks to the Winter Olympics, it's a sport that needs no introduction. Curling is back and this time it's a bit closer to home.
The World Mixed Doubles and Seniors Championships are getting underway in Dumfries tomorrow.
Today was the last chance for the international visitors to practise on the ice.
Lori Carnochan was there.
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Teams from around the world are taking part in the senior and mixed doubles Curling Championships in Dumfries.
The week-long competition starts tomorrow.
We heard from some of the players ahead of the competition.
Curling teams from across the world are descending on Dumfries as it plays host to the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship.
34 nations will take part in its opening ceremony later today. It's the first time the competition has been ever been held in the UK.
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The world mixed doubles and senior curling championships have ended on a high, with the Scottish ladies team winning gold.
Curlers from across the world are in Dumfries for the World Senior and Mixed Doubles Championships.