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Inverness scooters go south for golf


By Staff Reporter


Shopmobility Highland manager Norman MacLeod with some of the scooters that will be used at the Scottish Open.
Shopmobility Highland manager Norman MacLeod with some of the scooters that will be used at the Scottish Open.

A HIGHLAND charity will play a key role at one of Scotland’s biggest sporting events – which gets under way today.

Shopmobility Highland has been asked to provide scooters that will allow people with disabilities to get around the links during the Scottish Open golf competition in North Berwick this week.

Manager of the shop, based at the Eastgate Shopping Centre in Inverness, Norman MacLeod, said: “It certainly was an unusual request, but we are more than happy to help out.

“They couldn’t get anyone to help them down there but we have provided mobility scooters for the Scottish Open when it was held at Castle Stuart and hey got in touch with them.

“I will be taking seven scooters down to North Berwick for the event.

“It will be no cost to the charity because they are making a donation to our funds and there will be no negative impact to our service users in the Highlands.

“We have about 45 scooters and powered chairs at our centres in Inverness and Dingwall. I suppose it was a feather in our cap to be asked and we were delighted to offer some Highland hospitality by making them available.

The Scottish Open runs place from today to Sunday.



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