The world-famous Ryder Cup Trophy made a dramatic arrival in Aberdeenshire as part of the Official Trophy Tour, which is being delivered by VisitScotland and Ryder Cup Europe.
Travelling by helicopter, the tour visited the ‘four corners of Scotland’, and landed at Braemar Golf Club, the highest 18 hole golf course in Scotland, on Tuesday morning of last week.
Sitting at 1200 feet above sea level, this incredibly scenic course, located at the foot of Glen Clunie, is a popular course with visitors to the region.
The week-long tour took in some of the nation’s most spectacular scenery at the most Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western courses participating in the ClubGolf programme, before arriving at Gleneagles, host of The 2014 Ryder Cup, last Wednesday.
The wider legacy of The 2014 Ryder Cup is also important with participating courses also being chosen for their tourism and environmental connections.
At Braemar, members of the public took the opportunity to see and have their picture taken next to The Ryder Cup Trophy.
Philip Smith, regional director at VisitScotland, along with David Geddes, president of the Braemar Royal Highland Society, and Steve Myers, Braemar Golf Club captain, all welcomed the trophy to Aberdeenshire.