Date lodged: 7 March 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to maintain the legacy of the 2014 Ryder Cup tournament at Gleneagles.
Answered by: Aileen Campbell 14 March 2018
As a direct legacy of our successful hosting of the Ryder Cup, in 2015 Scotland was chosen as the host for the Solheim Cup, also to be held at Gleneagles in 2019. Hosting the highest profile event in women’s golf will further enhance Scotland’s international profile as the Home of Golf and will inspire a new generation of children and, in particular, girls to take up the game and get involved in sport more generally.
As part of our support for the Solheim Cup we are co-funding, with the R&A, the post of Women and Young People Golf Development Manager, to help deliver on our legacy aims to increase participation and inspire future champions. This follows on from our support for ClubGolf, Scotland’s junior golf development programme, which has introduced more than 400,000 children to golf since it was launched.