Dumfries and Galloway Council are planning to bring the Senior and Mixed Doubles Curling World Championship to the region. They hope the Dumfries Ice Bowl will be used after the World Curling Federation chose Scotland as the host country 2014.
It follows significant improvements to the venue which make it eligible to host National, European and World level competions.
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Frosty, icy start on Sunday with fog patches lingering in places. Away from the fog, some good wintry sunshine
Mainly dry, clear and cold. Beware icy stretches developing across the region, especially where there were earlier showers
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