World Curling Champs leaves Dumfries

Senior and mixed doubles curling championships in Dumfries have come to an end. It was the first time the competition has been held in Scotland.

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Curling champions wave goodbye to Dumfries

The week-long competition comes to an end Credit: ITV Border

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.

World Curling Championships: last chance to practise

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.

Warming: This report contains some flash photography.

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Curling comes to Dumfries

The World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship begin in Dumfries today Credit: ITV News Border

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.