Scotland have been crowned curling world champions for the first time since 2009 in what has been described as the "old firm of curling".

At the World Men's Curling Championship in Canada, the Scottish team claimed a 9-3 win over the Canadian host team.

The team, which shot at 96.5 per cent overall accuracy as a team, consequently brought home the world gold to the home of curling.

Evidence that curling existed and arguable was invented in Scotland in the early 16th century includes a curling stone inscribed with the date 1511 found in Dunblane.

Canada also hold strong ties to the the sport, with Scots bringing the winter sport to the country's suited climate through migration. The relationship the two nations hold with the sport caused The Curling News based in Canda to describe the match as "The Old Firm of Curling".

Team Captain Bruce Mouat, said "we shot the lights out" speakig to press post-win.

He said: "I didn't expect the final to go that way, but I'm so proud of everyone who has been part of our team.

"I think that [leading 4-0 up] made me more nervous. You're in a game like that and have to defend that lead. It made things more anxious for me, but I managed to keep cool, I think."

Mouat's brought his team of Grant Hardie, Bobby Lammie and Hammy McMillan to victory, adds another title to their belt.

The team are now World and European Champions, and hold an Olympic silver medal.

Humza Yousaf congratualted the team and "all those behind the team for such an incredible achievement."

The First Minister tweeted: "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."