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where the land is resplendent with one fabulous golf hole after another? Of a place where the views are unrivalled and the appreciation for the grand old game knows few parallels?

Golf and tourism are both big business in Scotland - put them together and they’re a world-class brand.

In 2005, a group

of like minded business people involved in the golf and tourism industries formed the East Lothian Golf Tourism Alliance. In five years, membership has grown from 16 to 48 and in conjunction with East Lothian Council, they have launched SCOTLAND’S GOLF COAST which aims to put East Lothian at the forefront of golf tourism.

As a golfer, have you ever dreamed of a place where golf is integral in each and every day and

There are few places in the world which can make such a claim but with 22 courses, East Lothian, SCOTLAND’S GOLF COAST, undeniably can.

While St. Andrews may be internationally known as The Home of Golf, Musselburgh Links on SCOTLAND’S GOLF COAST, where golf has been played since 1672, is known locally as The Cradle of Golf.

World famous Open Qualifying courses such as Gullane, North Berwick and Dunbar and of course Muirfield, host venue for the 2013 Open Championship, make

0% Interest Business Loans Still Available

Since its inception in 1998 East Lothian Investments Ltd has made 216 interest free loans to local businesses totalling over £1.6 million, helping create over 510 jobs and protecting at least a further 1,000.

Under the scheme, East Lothian based start-up businesses or those with less than two years trading history can apply for a 0% interest loan up to £10,000, while established businesses can apply for up to £25,000.

Support can also be given with business planning and cash flow forecasting through the free Business Gateway service in East Lothian.

For T&Cs and an application form please call 01620 827 282 or email

SCOTLAND’S GOLF COAST a draw for all golfers. Add Musselburgh Links, Longniddry, Kilspindie, Craigielaw, The Glen Golf Club, Luffness, and the modern Archerfield Links and the Renaissance Club and you have a magnificent stretch of golfing land like no other.

Former European Tour Pro and Ryder Cup

player Andrew Coltart, now based in East Lothian, says: “I have been fortunate enough to travel the world playing golf as a professional for over 20 years but I can honestly say that I have never come across anything like the quality and diversity of East Lothian’s fantastic golf courses anywhere in the world.”

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