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Golf fans flock to Inverness for Scottish Open

By Andrew Dixon

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Action from Pro-Am event at Castle Stuart
Action from Pro-Am event at Castle Stuart

DREICH weather is not dampening the spirits as thousands of golf fans start arriving in Inverness before the Barclays Scottish Open starts at Castle Stuart tomorrow.

Around 50,000 people are expected to attend the four-day golf tournament which ends on Sunday.

The influx of visitors is set to inject up to £6 million into the local economy and the event is expected to reach 450 million households worldwide via television coverage.

A star-studded line-up of golfers will compete at the first championship event held at the links course, which opened in 2009.

Some are set to participate in a Pro-Am attraction at the venue today.

Click for photos from the Pro-Am

Scottish Open logo
Scottish Open logo

A shuttle bus scheme between Inverness and the course will run throughout the event and entertainment will be provided in the city centre from today as the inaugural Inverness Bunkers Festival gets underway.

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