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New PartnershipNew Partnership
Added: 07 May 2015
Kays of Scotland is please to announce a new partnership with Shenzhen Good Family Enterprise Co Ltd in the Beijing District of China as our exclusive supplier of Kays of Scotland curling stones to China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.
People’s Republic of China Thirteenth Winter Games.People’s Republic of China Thirteenth Winter Games.
Added: 05 May 2015
Kays of Scotland is pleased to announce that we will provide our Olympic Specification stones the Kays Curling Stone 2020-Series-D8 as the official curling stones of the Peoples Republic of China’s Thirteenth Winter Games due to take place in Xinjiang in January 2016.
Korean National Curling ChampionshipsKorean National Curling Championships
Added: 21 Apr 2015
The Korean National Curling Championships were held in the Arena pruposely built for the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon South Korea.
Korean Tv were very interested in the event and pulled together this news item aired on their national sports channel live(http://www.ytn.co.kr/_ln/0107_201504170012268546)
and they even covered the finals live.
Check out our gallery for some photographs from the event.
Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner 2015Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner 2015
Added: 29 Mar 2015
Kays of Scotland’s Mark Callan was invited as a guest of East Ayrshire Council on Friday 27th March to attend the Annual Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce Dinner 2015 held in The Princess Royal Suite at Ayr Racecourse. The dinner was attended by over 600 and the guest speaker was Mr Donald Trump! The night was ably hosted by Kaye Adams and the Red Hot Chilli Pipers provided the entertainment.
World Womens Curling Championships Sapporo Japan 2015World Womens Curling Championships Sapporo Japan 2015
Added: 26 Mar 2015
Have a look at our gallery ! It has been updated with pictures from the recent Championships in Sapporo Japan
World juniors Tallinn EstoniaWorld juniors Tallinn Estonia
Added: 08 Mar 2015
Check out our gallery section for a selection of pictures from Tallinn.
World juniors Tallinn EstoniaWorld juniors Tallinn Estonia
Added: 08 Mar 2015
Check out our gallery section for a selection of pictures from Tallinn.
World Juniors Curling Championships in Tallinn EstoniaWorld Juniors Curling Championships in Tallinn Estonia
Added: 08 Mar 2015
Kays of Scotland’s, Mark Callan was the Chief Ice Technician at the World Juniors in Tallinn.Kays Rocks were exclusively used at the Championships and received great comments from all participants. Additionally as a test event the adjacent 3 sheet curling club hosted a Junior Mixed Doubles test event with a couple of new rule ideas being trialled. Everyone that took part loved the idea and the chance to play in the test event.
World University Games Granada Spain 2015World University Games Granada Spain 2015
Added: 18 Feb 2015
Kays of Scotland in conjunction with FISU and the WCF were proud to be associated with the 27th Universitade in Granada Spain in Feb 2015. It was a great event with some fantastic curling! 10 mens and 10 Womens teams from all around the globe competed in a keenly fought competition. Congratulations to the Womens team from Russia and the Mens team from Norway who were the gold medal winners.
Silver: Canada (w) Russia (m) Bronze Switzerland (w) and Great Britain (m).
 Swiss TV
Added: 13 Nov 2014
With The European Curling Championships being held in Champery Switzerland in the coming weeks, Swiss Tv are coming to Kays of Scotland to film the development and manufacture of curling stones. On their 3 day visit they hope to go to Ailsa Craig as well. Lets hope for good weather !
Last Posting Dates for ChristmasLast Posting Dates for Christmas
Added: 03 Nov 2014
The cut off date for posting international orders is Friday 5th December 2014.

The cut off date for posting orders within the UK will be Thursday 18th December 2014.
 Engraved Items
Added: 03 Nov 2014
If you are looking for a personalised item for a Christmas Gift the last date we can accept orders is 25th November 2014. This will allow us to ensure that the item is despatched in time for Christmas
New Jewellery Items AddedNew Jewellery Items Added
Added: 03 Nov 2014
Kays of Scotland are delighted to announce new items which have been added to their jewellery range.

These items will be available exclusively on the website until early 2015.
Michael PortilloMichael Portillo
Added: 11 Aug 2014
We were honoured today with a visit from Mr Michael Portillo former Conservative MP and Defence Secretary in the UK .
He was being filmed for a new BBC series starting January 2015 !
The Red Arrows and Ailsa CraigThe Red Arrows and Ailsa Craig
Added: 11 Aug 2014
We were happy to recieve this stunning picture from one of the crew of the Red Arrows Air Display team flying over Ailsa Craig after doing a fly past at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo! Thank you !
Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
Added: 30 Jul 2014
Kays of Scotland has been very happy to be associated with the "tokens" that are made from Ailsa Craig Common Green Granite are included in the Queens Baton for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014.

Flight CrewFlight Crew
Added: 18 Jul 2014
The Flight Crew responsible for transporting Donald Trump are now all wearing exclusive Ailsa Craig Granite cuff links supplied by Kays of Scotland! We are pleased tp annoucce that they are now available for purchase through our website!
Ailsa Craig Granite Whisky (Ice) CubesAilsa Craig Granite Whisky (Ice) Cubes
Added: 23 Jun 2014
Kays of Scotland are pleased to announce that available for the first time are Ailsa Craig Granite Whisky Cubes!
They are available in a set of four in a presentation box.(see separate picture)
They are reusable many times and can be put in the freezer and used instead of traditional ice cubes to cool your beverage of choice.
They are available to order for immediate delivery on:
Dumfries Museum Break InDumfries Museum Break In
Added: 08 May 2014
Kays of Scotland was very disappointed and saddened to hear that a break in at the Museum in Dumfries with an exihibition of rare and valuable curling artifacts, resulted in Rhona Howie’s gold medal won in Salt Lake City in 2002 being among the items taken.
Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
Factory VisitsFactory Visits
Added: 28 Apr 2014
Kay’s of Scotland has been helping the organising committee of the the World Mixed Doubles Championship and the World Seniors Championships by organising factory tours for the competitiors and visitors ! This years competitions are the biggest event with the largest number of teams ever organised in the world ! Congratulations to all involved in organising a fantastic event !
Sochi Olympic Pictures Sochi Olympic Pictures
Added: 09 Apr 2014
We have uploaded a few pictures from the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 into our photo gallery!
Season 2013-2014Season 2013-2014
Added: 08 Apr 2014
2013-2014 has been a fantastic season for Kays of Scotland. As it was an Olympic Year Kays stones were used and performed amazingly at both the Winter Olympic Games and the Winter Paralympic Games in Sochi Russia. Additionally Kays stones were used in the US Nationals in Philadelphia and both the Womens and the Mens World Curling Championships in Canada and China respectively.
More big news is on the way shortly! Keep an eye on the web page and our Facebook page for more information.
From Island to IceFrom Island to Ice
Added: 21 Dec 2013
Ailsa Craig Blue HoneAilsa Craig Blue Hone
Added: 07 Nov 2013
Another delivery of Ailsa Craig Blue Hone to the Kays of Scotland Factory in Mauchline.
The Green MachinesThe Green Machines
Added: 29 Oct 2013
2 ’New Ice Boss Green Machines’ have arrived in Scotland and will be delivered to the ice rinks this week. These machines feature enhanced specifications including 36 volt operation with direct drive! This means the machines will work longer between recharges and they are also extremely quiet in operation combined with the famed Ice Master reliability, these machines are the way forward !
Operation Ailsa Craig 2013Operation Ailsa Craig 2013
Added: 02 Oct 2013
Operation Ailsa Craig 2013 has been completed.

Kays of Scotland have removed more than 2000 tonnes of Ailsa Common Green Granite and 500 tonnes of the much valued and sought after Ailsa Craig Blue Hone from Ailsa Craig in an operation lasting 5 weeks!
"The removal of the granite guarantees curling stone production at our Mauchline based factory for the next 10 to 12 years." Managing Director Donald Macrae said.

Its been 11 years since we last removed granite from the island and the operation encouraged interest from the Olympic Broadcast Service and NBC television from America.

Both tv companies will show footage taken from the island during the Olympics in Sochi in 2014, an event that will use Kays Of Scotland Curling Stones.

Please checkout our Facebook page for photos! More will be added over the next couple of weeks!
Commonwealth Games Baton 2014Commonwealth Games Baton 2014
Added: 20 Aug 2013
Kays of Scotland will provide a miniature curling stone to be given to each country (71 in total) during the baton relay around the Commonwealth that starts on the 9th October from Buckingham Palace.
The relay will conclude at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games commencing in July.
The curling gem stone is made from Ailsa Craig Common Green Granite, the same material as used in the making of the curling stones to be used in the Sochi Winter Olympics Games! Managing Director Donald Macrae said ’ we are delighted to be involved in such a fantastic project’ .
St Gallen SwitzerlandSt Gallen Switzerland
Added: 26 Jun 2013
Great news that the ground breaking ceremony for the new 5 sheet curling club in St.Gallen will take place next week!
Good luck!
Kays Of ScotlandKays Of Scotland
Added: 25 Apr 2013
Kays of Scotland would like to say that inspite of stories circulating the United States and Canada that we are running out of granite or stopping production are completely unfounded!
Kays have unlimited supplies of Ailsa Craig Common Green Granite and brand new Ailsa Craig Blue Hone Granite. Production is in full swing!
Please contact us if you wish to upgrade/ trade in your curling stones and have the latest Olympic Specification Ailsa Craig Curling stones in your curling club/rink.
Remember Kays of Scotland is the only curling stone company in the world making Olympic Specification curling stones using new and NOT recycled granite.
Vancouver Olympic Stones Are Coming HomeVancouver Olympic Stones Are Coming Home
Added: 22 Apr 2013
The Vancouver Olympic Stones are coming home to Scotland! The stones have been traded in by the Canadian Curling Association against 5 sets of brand new Ailsa Craig Common Green Stones with 2 New Ailsa Craig Blue Hone Inserts. These stones are Olympic Speciafication and are the same that will be used in the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014
Olympic Test EventsOlympic Test Events
Added: 12 Mar 2013
The Official Olympic Test Events at the Ice Cube Curling Centre in Sochi Russia have been successfully completed. Kays of Scotlands stones were used in both the World Wheel Chair and the World Juniors to great acclaim from all the competitors!
Kays of Scotland wishes all the teams good luck for the future.
NBC TV Crew Come to ScotlandNBC TV Crew Come to Scotland
Added: 30 Jan 2013
A NBC tv crew arrive in Scotland this week to make a documentary/ information film about curling, its stars, its origins and how curling stones are manufactured. The crew will visit the last site of a Grand Match (The Lake of Menteith) Near Aberfoyle, Greenacres Curling Rink, Kays of Scotland Factory and take a helicopter tour of Ailsa Craig.
Sochi 2014 Olympic Stones Begin Their JouneySochi 2014 Olympic Stones Begin Their Jouney
Added: 16 Jan 2013
The Kays of Scotland Curling Stones that will be used in the test events this year in February/March and the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi Russia have left the UK and are on route to the Ice Cube Centre In Sochi.
Sochi 2014Sochi 2014
Added: 04 Jan 2013
The testing of the stones to be used in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games has been completed. The stones will be used in the test events in February 2013 at the World Wheel Chairs and the World Junior Championships in Sochi.
Added: 30 Dec 2012
All at Kays of Scotland would like to pass on their congratulations to Kate Caithness President of the World Curling Federation on the announcement of her being awarded an OBE for her services to curling in the Queens New Years Honours!
Seasons GreetingsSeasons Greetings
Added: 14 Dec 2012
Kays of Scotland would like to wish all our customers a very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.
Kays Of Scotland Jewellery Range LaunchedKays Of Scotland Jewellery Range Launched
Added: 09 Nov 2012
Jean-Anne McCarrison, head of Giftware Sales at Kays, has been busy overseeing the sourcing and design of an exclusive range of Ailsa Craig Granite Jewellery. The transformation of this beautiful material into jewellery is something we are excited to offer to our customers via our online shop. Each piece is unique and hand crafted and will come in its own gift presentation pack. Yes, that’s right, just in time for Christmas.
World Curling Federation 1st Congress World Curling Federation 1st Congress
Added: 01 Nov 2012
The World Curling Federation held its first ever congress in Scotland at the Turnberry Hotel in sight of Ailsa Craig. Kays of Scotland were delighted to be able to do a presentation to more than 100 representatives from 38 countries. Additionally we were delighted to host many of the delegates at specially organised Kays of Scotland factory visits.
Ailsa Craig JewelleryAilsa Craig Jewellery
Added: 30 Oct 2012
Kays of Scotland is pleased to announce its new range of genuine Ailsa Craig Granite Jewellery and it will be shortly available exclusively from this website. Each piece will be unique and supplied in its own gift presentation pack with information about Ailsa Craig Granite.
Sochi Winter Olympic Games 2014 Update Sochi Winter Olympic Games 2014 Update
Added: 11 Sep 2012
The curling stones that are to be used at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Sochi 2014 have completed the production process and have now been delivered to Greenacres Curling Rink in Scotland for the rigorous testing procedures to begin.
2014 Olympic Supplier2014 Olympic Supplier
Added: 17 Aug 2012
Kays of Scotland is delighted to announce that they have won the contract to manufacture the curling stones that will be used in the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi Russia in 2014.

The body of the stones will be made from Ailsa Craig Common Green Granite.

The inserts one on each side will be made of Ailsa Craig Blue Hone Granite the only substance proven to work effectively and consistently on modern ice.

The stones will be finished to the new Olympic specification with 8mm cups.

Kays of Scotland’s Managing Director Donald Mccrae said ’This order means that Kays of Scotland will have provided the curling stones for the last 5 Winter Olympic Games. A great achievement for the Company and Scotland’.
 New World Class Machinery
Added: 17 Aug 2012
Kays of Scotland have perfected a new machine that finishes the running edges of curling stones.

This process in the past has been done by hand. Now with the new machine 4 stones can be done at a time and the machine eliminates any possibility of human error.

Kay’s Factory Manager Bill Hunter is delighted with the machine and its performance.He commented that ’The time saved and the quality achieved will take Kays of Scotland’s curling stones to new levels of excellence’

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