Evidence that curling existed in Scotland in the early 16th century includes a curling stone inscribed with the date 1511 found (along with another bearing the date 1551) when an old pond was drained at Dunblane, Scotland. The world’s oldest curling stone and the world’s oldest football are now kept in the same museum (the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum) in Stirling.

Curling in its early days was played on frozen lochs and ponds. When the weather permits, the game is still enjoyed outside in some countries, but all national and international competitive curling competitions now take place in indoor rinks with the condition and temperature of the ice carefully controlled.

Curling was being played in Kilsyth since at least the 16th century, and in 1716 the Kilsyth Curling Club was established, making it the oldest in the world.

The club still exists and also has a women’s division. It plays in provincial competitions in the Stirlingshire province, organized by the Royal Caledonian Curling Club.

According to the Wikipedia