Roller Skating Charity Carnivals
Advert, 16th April 1910, Stirling Observer
- 21st April 1910 Carnival in aid of Stirling Royal Infirmary.
- 9th January 1911 in aid of Stirling Nursing Association.
All skaters had to appear in costume and special dresses were reserved for children. These charity events had more families and married couples skating, with only the wealthier members of society able to afford the entrance fee of five shillings for skaters, two shillings and six pennies to spectate (three shillings for SNA event).
Those listed as attending the SRI event included the patronesses, Lady Horatio Erskine and Mrs Murray of Polmaise and party, plus Mrs Graham, Airthrey Castle and party; Lady Mar and Kelly; Sir J.B. Smith and party; Mr and Mrs W.J. Stevenson, Blairennich and party; Mr W. Alexander, Brentham Park; Mr Mitchell, Benarty and party.
Messrs Graham and Morton specially decorated the building for the occasion and the roof beams were festooned with extra trophies, shields and flags. The band was extended to 18 in number for the night. Electric lighting arrangements were done by Messrs Henderson Bros.
Numbers were hung below the signal to indicate the tune being played by the band so the programme could be followed more easily. There were also displays of exhibition skating.
£64:10/- was the total amount taken for the night for Stirling Royal Infirmary.Stirling Nursing Association was paid £35:13/-
from their carnival.
References: Stirling Observer articles, 1909 to 1911.