Anna Sloan from Lockerbie was part of the Scottish Ladies Curling team, who narrowly missed out on retaining their crown at the European Championships.
The 21-year-old was vice-skip on Eve Muirhead's team, who were beaten 6-5 in the final end by Russia.
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