Kays Curling provides the world with the complete Ailsa Craig curling stone.
From our base in Ayrshire we manufacture and export worldwide to meet the demand for this growing sport. Scotland has a rich tradition in curling and we are proud to bring our experience to growing this sport on a global scale.
We are passionate about what we do. Our craftsmen take the raw material of granite boulders from Ailsa Craig in the Firth of Clyde and through a stringent quality process developed over generations, create a product that is both reliable and consistent in play to world competition standards and lasts for decades.
Established in 1851, you can learn more about the origins of Kays on the History page in this website. This About Us page is to tell you what makes our business relevant and special today.
We have a small team of craftsmen supported by our field sales manager and back office staff with years of experience in every level of the sport.
If you are interested in the more technical aspects of just why Ailsa Craig granite is recognised as being the finest material for curling stones as well as how the stones are made then we have provided the information on other pages. If you find yourself in Ayrshire we would be pleased to welcome you and show you first hand just how the stones are made by appointment
Kays offers a comprehensive service tailored to each club’s requirements.
Field Sales and Service Manager
As a WCF qualified and approved ice technician, Mark has provided competition standard ice at the highest level both in the UK and abroad. Kays is proud that Mark has been chosen to be part of the ice making team for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
In addition to his technical knowledge of ice and stone manufacturing, Mark brings years of experience having worked in a number of Scottish Curling Rinks including Forest Hills, Greenacres and The Lagoon Centre. Most recently he managed the custom built ice facility at the Waterfront Centre in Greenock.
His knowledge in all things curling makes him a valuable member of the Kays team.
Giftware Sales Manager
In the numerous years Jean-Anne has been with Kays, she has overseen the development and growth of the online giftware range.
Contact Jean-Anne if you want to discuss anything to do with gifts, be it personal, club, corporate or for a way to commemorate a special occasion.
An Ailsa Craig bespoke presentation is truly something to be proud of. Jean-Anne will help you make the right choice for your special occasion.
Businesses don’t run themselves, and for numerous years Irene has overseen everything to do with the customer care at Kays.
Jim has huge experience in the manufacturing industry and his talents are now recognised with his role as factory manager at Kays’ factory in Mauchline.
His knowledge and experience in this field ensure the manufacturing process at Kays Curling is the best in the business.
The expertise that Mary provides within Kays Curling is second to none. It is vital that each system runs smoothly, and Mary ensures this.