Scottish golf industry hit hard by lack of tourist tees

Published on 30 Apr 2021, 10:42
Scotland may be on course to return to normality in the months to come but for the country’s golf tourism industry the effects of the pandemic are still taking a serious toll.

Courses up and down the nation are open to locals but for those who run them, the lack of international travellers making a pilgrimage to the home of golf has seen takings plummet and business owners are concerned about the impact.

This time of year would normally see an influx of tourists with clubs in bag, ready to spend money that helps to sustain the golfing economy in Fife but insiders told STV this year is looking difficult.