£468,000 cost of Ryder Cup trip slammed

Published: 29/11/2012

The cost of sending a delegation led by First Minister Alex Salmond to the Ryder Cup golf tournament in America was almost £470,000, the Scottish Government has said.

The trip in September was part of a plan to “maximise the economic benefits” of hosting the cup in Scotland in 2014, which the Scottish Government estimates will generate at least £100million for the economy.

Opposition parties criticised the cost as excessive.

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