The local organising committee of the European Mixed Curling Championship had arranged for the teams to march through the streets of Kitzbuehel for the opening ceremony, led by a typical Tyrolean band!
Made me feel right at home.
Ready for the presentations and the speeches.
Team Scotland are presented.
It was a colourful scene. The locals all know now that the curlers are in town!
In Kitzbuehel there's an Irish pub, an English pub, and I figure this must be the Scottish pub?
My wellness is very good, thank you for asking. Indeed everyone in this beautiful place seems fairly stress free - with the possible exception of the animals!
The curling proper begins tomorrow. Scotland's first game, against Wales the defending champions, is at midday. The event website is here.
Photos by Bob
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