Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Mar Hall added to EuroPro Tour line-up

The Earl of Mar Golf Course at Mar Hall in Renfrewshire is the latest venue to be added to the 2012 line-up on the 888poker.com PGA EuroPro Tour.

The course, near Glasgow, boasts spectacular views of the River Clyde and the Kilpatrick Hills and will host the Tour on August 8-10.

The Earl of Mar course was designed by respected golf course architect Dave Thomas, who is best known for his work at The Belfry, as well as at San Roque and La Manga in Spain.

Mar Hall is another exciting addition to the EuroPro Tour and joins fellow five-star venues Concra Wood (July 11-13), Frilford Heath (July 18-20) and Rowallan Castle (August 1-3) in the line-up for 2012.

“We are delighted to be hosting an 888poker.com EuroPro Tour event here at Mar Hall in 2012,” said Jamie Darling, Golf Operation Manager and PGA Professional at Mar Hall.

“The EuroPro Tour is a great platform for up-and-coming professionals to gain great experience and we have been very impressed with the tour and their vision and are thrilled to be a venue.

“We are sure that our fantastic championship course and hotel will prove both a challenge and a first-class facility for sponsors and players alike.”

Danny Nickless, operations manager for the 888poker.com PGA EuroPro Tour said: “We are delighted to welcome Mar Hall to the most exciting line-up of venues in the Tour’s history.

“We look forward to arriving at this stunning new course which will provide a stern challenge for the golfers.”

The 888poker.com PGA EuroPro Tour gets underway with the Motocaddy Masters at Wensum Valley on Wednesday, April 25.

You can book your golf break direct with Mar Hall at the best available rates

Monday, 23 April 2012

Proclaimers New Video, Single and Album

We do love our music on SFM and delighted to have picked up the link to the new single from the Proclaimers via Facebook. The single is called "Spinning Around In The Air" and apparently the video is now in the can having been directed by Matt Lucas .

The video is a satire on a Golden Wedding party set in a bungalow in Glasgow. The video will be unveiled on 30th April coinciding with the UK release when Spinning Around In The Air will then be available for download and it's taken from the album "Like Comedy".

Great track and sure that the album's going to be another big plus. We are maybe taking liberties here with the paraphrasing but we're pretty sure that if asked the big SFM question they'd reply,

"Watching the mighty Hibees parading the Scottish Cup down Leith Walk, That's Why Scotland's For Me..."  


Friday, 20 April 2012

Hunter's Tweed for Royal Dornoch

Royal Dornoch Golf Club, the renowned Championship course in the Scottish Highlands, is proud to introduce a bespoke new Royal Dornoch tweed fabric, designed and produced exclusively for the club by illustrious Scottish fabric brand, Hunter’s Tweed.

Being launched today (20th April) at Royal Dornoch Golf Club, by Gavin Hastings, Former Scottish International Rugby Player and keen golfer, he was delighted to be involved in the launch of Royal Dornoch Tweed, a combining of two iconic Scottish companies.

Inspired by a traditional tweed design that dates back to the early 20th Century, the 700 gram fabric features a broad check in the club’s house colours of emerald green and golden yellow, with a touch of cerulean. The tweed is available for a new ready-to-wear selection of apparel and accessories for men and women.

Neil Hampton, Royal Dornoch Golf Club General Manager, comments on the club’s new venture: “The Hunters of Brora roots of Hunter’s Tweed can be traced back almost as far as our own distinguished history, and both names boast exceptional international reputations. There is a distinct synergy between these Highland brands and collaborating seemed like a perfectly natural move. The Royal Dornoch name is synonymous with exacting standards and warm hospitality, and our new tweed is a beautiful quality fabric that represents the proud, gracious heritage of our club. Our unique fabric will enable the club’s admirers to take a piece of Royal Dornoch and Scottish history with them wherever they go.”

Royal Dornoch tweed is only available through the Pro Shop at Royal Dornoch Golf Club and its website royaldornochproshop.co.uk, which receives orders from all around the globe. The Pro Shop is stocks a range of men’s and women’s headwear, club and putter covers in the new tweed, to name but a few items.

Hunter’s Tweed Managing Director, Tamara Inness, says: “We are as delighted with the opportunity to be associated with such an eminent Scottish institution as with the design and finish of the Royal Dornoch tweed. It is a connection that can only serve to further strengthen each brand, both at home and abroad.”

Founded in 1877, Royal Dornoch Golf Club presents exceptional standards that extend beyond the courses and greens to the restaurant, bar and lounge and other facilities. The course is currently ranked 12th in the world’s top 100 courses and has previously been awarded Golf Tourism Scotland’s “Course of the Year”.

About Royal Dornoch Golf Club
Royal Dornoch Golf Club was founded in the late 19th Century as a private members club, and was given the Royal title by King Edward VII in 1906. The club boasts a Championship course as well as a second 18-hole course, the Struie. Over the years, the club has played host to the Northern Open, the Scottish Ladies, and the Scottish Professional Championships. The club is situated in the town of Dornoch, 45 miles from the gateway to the Highlands, Inverness and its airport.

About Hunter’s Tweed
Hunter’s Tweed is a family run business that produces 100% pure new wool tweed in traditional dark colours and light, natural hues. The fabric is exclusively manufactured in the Highlands and the collection boasts original Hunters of Brora patterns which date back more than 100 years. The tweed is produced at a renowned mill in the Highlands, capitalising on the skills of local artisans who have been making this indigenous fabric for generations. Hunter’s Tweed is one of the only companies in the UK to offer 700 gram tweed, a fabric of such high quality that it can be applied to everything from upholstery to robust outdoor wear. Hunter’s Tweed is available at Calluna Country, the brand’s retail outlet in Brora, Sutherland, and online at hunterstweed.com.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Free Golf at Machrihanish Dunes

Looking for a great golf break? You could do an awful lot worse than this one in our inbox today! How about free golf? Great location in the Kintyre Peninsula? Two newly refurbished hotels?
And a great price to boot right through to the end of June!

Another reason why Scotland's For Me!

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

What's in a Title...

Surprise Yourself - well I'm sure this did anyway! Ach it's only a name but it's funny all the same but Lord Glasgow needs to be told that he's sold up and moved on!

Doing some work for Golf Tourism Scotland and found the following little nugget in The South West Scotland section. Of course Kelburn is a wonderful place to visit and the Brazilian Mural graffiti on the tower is quite eye catching even if it was only meant to be up for a year (five or six years ago!)

Anyway the point is that Lord Bath is a much bearded chap we think who has something to do with Longleat but is not the owner of Kelburn! Kelburn Castle as far as we can still determine is still in the hands of Lord (Patrick) Glasgow.

Head there over the Easter holidays with the family to this great visitor attraction just to check will you?

There is also a Facebook campaign going on signed by about 4000 people to Save Kelburn's Brazilian...

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Bon Scott Festival - Highway to Kirriemuir!

AC/DC fans all over the world are well aware that the connections with the band and Scotland are close. The Young brothers were born in Cranhill in Glasgow and the late great Bon Scott was born in Kirriemuir in Angus on the eastern side of Scotland.

So we’re delighted to be able to help promote Bon Fest 2012 in the Angus village on the 4th and 5th of May 2012.

The image below captures most of the information and we’re sure it will be a great event. For more information visit the official BonFest website – tickets are on sale at www.ticketweb.co.uk and from Kirriemuir Art Gallery on Reforms Street priced at £12.50 a night or £20 for a two night ticket.

Angus Young Canvas

And if you fancy a little collectors item for your wall how about an Angus canvas? Scotland’s For Me commissioned these on T-shirts for the Hampden gig in 2009 and sold them out in three hours – we decided to put them on canvas and they can be purchased through the Scotland’s For Me Online Store.

Further Bon Scott reading...