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Team GB curlers given civic reception in Lockerbie

Both Team GB's men and women curlers were welcomed to Lockerbie today with a range of events.

The day started off with a Q&A session with local children, before the teams were piped through the streets of the town.

Huge crowds came out to meet them.

"It's incredible, I've been looking forward to this for such a long time and to come and see all the people that gave us such good support and knowing that this was all hear for us ready and waiting, it so so special."

– David Murdoch, Team GB

"It's fantastic. It's actually the first time I've been back to the town, there's still a lot of people that I haven't seen yet that I would like to so yeah I'm looking forward to the rest of the day."

– Claire Hamilton, Team GB


Lockerbie welcomes Winter Olympic curlers

Team GB's Winter Olympic curlers welcomed to Lockerbie Credit: ITV News Border

A civic reception is being held in Lockerbie for Team GB's Winter Olympic curlers.

The medal-winning men's and women's teams are taking part in a procession through the town.

Crowds line the streets to await the procession Credit: ITV News Border

Civic reception for region's Olympic curlers

A civic reception is to be held for our region's Olympic medal winning curlers.

It's due to take place on 26 April at Lockerbie Academy and will run from 2:30pm until 5.30pm.

The men picked up a silver medal at the Sochi Winter Olympics Credit: PA

The men's team brought home a silver medal and the women won a bronze at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic games.

The women's team came home with a bronze medal Credit: PA

The men's skip David Murdoch, is from Lockerbie, as are two of the women, Claire Hamilton and Anna Sloan.

A third member of the women's team, Vicki Adams, is from Stranraer.

Olympic medallists back home from Sochi

Our region's olympic curlers have returned home to a heroes' welcome.

The men's skip and silver medalist David Murdoch arrived at Edinburgh Airport yesterday along with the bronze medal winning women.

Lockerbie's Anna Sloan and Claire Hamilton - as well as Vicki Adams from Stranraer - were greeted by jubilant friends and family.

Neil Billingham reports.


Our olympians: "It was an incredible feeling for all of us"

Our region's curlers have returned home from the Winter Olympics to a heroes welcome.

The men's skip, Lockerbie's David Murdoch won silver in Sochi and he was all smiles on his arrival at Edinburgh Airport.

The women won bronze in Russia. Claire Hamilton, Vicki Adams, and Anna Sloan, who are all also from Dumfries and Galloway, showed off their medals to family and friends.

Earlier in the day the team had met Prime Minister David Cameron at Downing Street.

Olympic medalists meet the Prime Minister

Our Olympic curlers have arrived back in the country and have been received by the Prime Minister.

The women's team, who won bronze in Sochi and the men who won silver, lined up outside Downing Street this morning. Later, they went inside to meet David Cameron.

They include The men's skip David Murdoch, is from Lockerbie, as are two of the women, Claire Hamilton and Anna Sloan. And a third member of the women's team, Vicki Adams, is from Stranraer. They'll be flying back home to Scotland this afternoon.

Olympic return to a heroes' welcome

Team GB's curlers arrive back in the UK today Credit: PA

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

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