Scotland have won the World Men’s Curling Championships with victory over Canada.

A 9-3 win in Ottawa on Sunday night was enough to clinch the first world title in 14 years at the TD Place Arena.

Scotland were 6-1 up at the halfway stage and held on for what ende dup a con comfortable victory.

Bruce Mouat captained the four-man team of Hardie, Lammie and McMillan to their first world title since 2009.

He said it was an occasion he would remember for the rest of his life.

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"What a week, that was unreal," he said after the victory.


"I'm just so proud of everyone that has been a part of our team and even everyone back home.  Just over the moon.

"You're in a game like that and then you have to defend that lead. Yeah, just definitely that made things a bit more anxious for me but I managed to keep the cool, I think.

"It was absolutely amazing. We shot the lights out. We needed an A plus game to win a World Final and that's what we said this morning.

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"I'm gonna remember this for the rest of my life. It's not only the world title, but like the atmosphere that was created in there, honestly it's giving me goosebumps just thinking about it."

First Minister Humza Yousaf congratulated the team on Twitter saying:  "World Champions! Well done @TeamMouat for doing the nation proud and bringing the world championship home to Scotland. Congratulations Bruce, Grant, Bobby, Hammy and all those behind the team for such an incredible achievement."


The Scotland team reached the final after a tight tussle with Italy in the semi finals which went to a tense extra end to edge past Italy.

The world gold is added to Scotland's Olympic silver medal.   They are the current holders of the European title.

Switzerland took bronze after beating Italy 11-3.

Canada skip Brad Gushue said his team may not have won even if at their best.

"We showed up, that was our only thing today. Man, that was a bad game," he said.

""When you're down four to nothing against team of Bruce's calibre,  your odds are not good. And we had to push a little bit and gave him some opportunities and to their credit, they played an incredible game. 

"The only light I'm looking at right now is even if we played our best, it still might not have been good enough, because of how well they played. I'm disappointed we didn't put on a good show for the people here in Ottawa that did an incredible job hosting this all week.

"We had higher expectations for this today but again congratulations to Bruce they're a great team. You know, I knew it was a matter of time before they won this I just didn't want it to be against us."