Many of the men in this team were from High Blantyre and Alex himself was known to farm at Greenhall around the time of this picture.
The level Curling pond near Greenhall’s railway viaducts offered a nearby training pond , close to the work and homes of the team . The team had won the Scottish championships in 1891.
Behind the ground rose steeply out of the Calder up towards the railway line, where the stone pillars now remain. It is still possible to see this flat area, but it is very overgrown.
Arlene told me the very stone that her great grandfather is holding has now been passed down to her father. Here’s a picture of the stone, looking very polished and preserved.