Carsebreck these days is a much quieter place. The area is now an important nature reserve. I had heard that the going underfoot could be really wet, and I had been looking for a clear cold winter's day, with hard ground and some ice on the loch, and perhaps some snow to give it the atmosphere of mid-winter. Well, last Thursday was splendid. Little snow, but otherwise a perfect day for a visit. The sun beamed down!
What's this about a missing bridge over Allan Water?
Don't forget Charles Martin Hardie's 1899 painting of a Carsebreck Grand Match. The National Galleries of Scotland's version of this can be seen online here.
Photos are © Skip Cottage, except that from the Scottish Screen Archive, used as the introductory still from the video of the 1935 Grand Match, and that immediately above which was published in a French magazine in 1936, and entitled 'Un match monstre de curling en Ecosse'. Its attribution is to 'Keystone'.