Dundee Airport and local businesses have been boosted by The Open and Senior Open golf championships.
The Open at Royal Troon in Ayrshire, which ran from Thursday through until Sunday, attracted the cream of the global golfing crop.
And with some of the nation’s most historic courses right here in Tayside, professionals and celebrities alike were stopping by for a few rounds ahead of the championships.
The Senior Open is set to get under way at Carnoustie Golf Links on Thursday, with qualifying events taking place yesterday at Downfield, Montrose, Panmure and Monifieth.
Chris Dye, sous-chef at the Aboukir Hotel in Carnoustie, said: “The hotel is fully booked for the next week. We have guests coming from as far away as Australia, and the golf definitely brings with it a huge boost to local businesses.”
Derrick Lang, general manager of Dundee Airport, said: “Dundee Airport is ideally placed to serve some of the most legendary golf destinations in the world, with St Andrews and Carnoustie only a short drive from the terminal.
“We are also conveniently placed for international travellers attending this year’s Open at Royal Troon, who may also wish to visit or play Scotland’s other iconic courses.
“We are fortunate to have world-class visitor destinations so close to the airport and this is reflected in increased passenger numbers through the terminal.
“We’ve noticed a marked increase in passengers, particularly following the introduction of our Amsterdam link, and continue to welcome a steady stream of private jets to the airport where we have established a dedicated facility for our private passengers.
“We are proud to be playing our part in supporting the Tayside and Scottish economy.”