In Ryan's last blog from the Sochi Winter Olympics, he look back at the highs and lows of his experiences.
They may have lost 9-3 in their gold medal match, but Ryan Dollard says the male curlers should still hold their heads high.
Ryan Dollard's latest blog looks at our Olympic curlers, their successes and the Olympic park's headline grabbing bear.
Our Olympic medal winning curlers are due back in the region today after their success in Sochi.
Anna Sloane and Claire Hamilton from Lockerbie and Vicki Adams from Stranraer won bronze in the women's event. Lockerbie's David Murdoch took the silver in the men's.
After flying into Heathrow last night, the athletes are expected to arrive at Edinburgh airport around 5.30 this evening
ITV Border was live in Lockerbie on Friday as part of our Winter Olympics coverage.
Our reporter Ryan Dollard spoke to Lockerbie's David Murdoch after his silver medal win in Sochi, Russia.
British curling success owes so much to men and women from the Borders.
We wanted to find out what it takes to reach the top in this sport? So we sent Fiona McIlwraith to find out.
Yesterday, Team GB's women's curlers picked up a bronze.
The team included Claire Hamilton and Anna Sloan as well as Stranraer's Vicki Adams.
Our sports reporter Ryan Dollard's been at the Ice Cube in Sochi throughout the tournament and last night caught up with the girls, and their skip Eve Muirhead.
So David and his team were never really in contention.
They were always chasing the favourites Canada in the Ice Cube, but people were willing him on across Britain, with millions of us watching at home and at work.
But nowhere were they rooting for him more than in his home town club.
Our reporter Matthew Taylor watched the match unfold with his friends.
In the end it wasn't a winning shot, it was a gracious handshake.
It's a team medal, there are four men in the rink, but David Murdoch new that his shoulders bore the weight of a nation's hopes.
From the first end we were playing catch up, and Lockerbie's lion heart was trying to lead the chase.
But the Olympic final is supposed to be a pressure moment and it showed throughout the rink, when the Skip made a slip, Canada's confidence had given them an unassailable lead.
5-1 with just three of the ten ends gone. Time for Team GB to regroup.
The last stone in the next end, but with the hammer GB couldn't quite get the measure of the Canadians.
Those of us who've had a curling education this week could see that a hair's breadth represented a chasm. The nation was sharing David's frustration, his parent's had been there with him throughout.
Matt and Marion so proud of their son. The Skip conceded the top spot on the podium, Canada win gold, David Murdoch and his team win silver for Great Britain and for Lockerbie.
So it was a disappointing game for the team but, they will still bring home a silver medal!
And, David Murdoch and his team mates have been receiving praise from politicians on both sides of the border.
Bad luck on final - but fantastic achievement. Congratulations to David Murdoch & team on silver Olympic medal #Sochi2014 (AA)
There were standing ovations at Lockerbie Ice Rink as Team GB lost to Canada.
The match ended 9-3 after the ninth end.