The Scottish women won a silver medal at last week’s European Curling Championships in Stavanger, Norway, going down 10-5 to their great rivals Sweden in the final.
The Scots team includes Stranraer curler Vicki Adams, who plays second stones. The team went through ten games undefeated before losing the final last Saturday morning.
Along with her teammates Eve Muirhead, Anna Sloan and Claire Hamilton, Vicki is training hard for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia in February when the team will be representing Great Britain.
As the current world champions Team Muirhead are one of the favourites to win the gold medal.
On her return home Vicki Adams spoke to The Galloway Gazette about winning her second silver medal at European level. She said: “We were going great all week but it’s always hard to go through an entire competition undefeated. In the final we just didn’t seem to get to grips with the ice as quickly as the Swedes did but basically we just didn’t play well enough to win.
“But on a positive note, we wanted to put down a strong marker for Sochi, we did that and we have to remember that. Despite losing the final as a team we are in a good place going forward to the Olympics. Eight of the a teams have been decided for the Olympics and we have beaten them all.”