Back in November 2011 we here at Rohan Inverness were approached by the Northern Counties Lady Curlers to see if we would pop something into the raffle for a forthcoming competition, little did we know what it would lead to. The competition would have the raffle, buffet and fashion show.
The ladies had picked up on our clothing being suitable for curling, due to the photos in the Autumn/Winter catalogue. Of course we always like to help out and popped in a Gift Voucher. The money raised from the raffle goes to the Archie Foundation which raises money for the Children’s ward at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness. Furthermore after some more enquiries, a little toadying and fawning, we also managed to be allowed to show some of current ladies range at the fashion show.
The competition itself is the Henderson Bishop Trophy and the Cherrystone Trophy, and the national finals for this trophy were being held in Inverness for the first time in 14 years. This prestigious ladies competition is second in line to the Scottish Women’s Championship, and teams from around Scotland compete annually for these trophies. This year there were 20 teams from 17 Scottish rinks competing in the final in February. Arthur Henderson Bishop himself was a colourful character, he gave the trophy to the Royal Caledonian Curling Club in 1912, for an annual ladies competition. He did a lot of his curling in Villars in Switzerland, and was one of those responsible for introducing the sport to the Swiss, and also organised the curling part of the Great Exhibition of Glasgow in 1911.
For our part, Jason and Eilidh were there on the night to help with the outfits and a little comparing.
The three outfits are:
The evening was a great success and all the outfits were well received by all who attended, and a few can be seen sporting new Rohan gear on the ice.
And we will be hoping to see more Rohan on the rinks in the future.