Tartan Wednesday will return to the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open to help raise money for the tournament’s official charity CLIC Sargent.
The initiative helped raise more than £20,000 at Gullane Golf Club last year when a host of European Tour players and celebrities joined in the annual tradition.
Players, spectators and tournament staff will again be encouraged to don tartan attire during pro-am day at Castle Stuart.
Hundreds of spectators bedecked in tartan hats, kilts, skirts, trousers and jackets, packed into the grandstand guarding the 18th green last year to add a splash of tartan to proceedings during the traditional tournament curtain-raiser.
European Tour players sporting their own trews included Padraig Harrington, Thomas Bjorn, Paul McGinley, Graeme McDowell, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Russell Knox, Paul Lawrie and Pablo Larrazabal – all of who are in the field next week.
Once again this year, special prizes will be on offer as three European Tour players pick out the best-dressed tartan-clad spectators, before the overall winner is determined by a cheer-off in the 18th grandstand – with the finalist who receives the biggest cheers taking the prize.
Last year, three-year-old Jessica Donaldson from Pentcaitland was the spectator to receive the biggest roar, with eight-year-old Emma Rule from Paisley second and eight-month-old Eloise McGregor third.
Peter Adams, championship director of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, said: “Tartan Wednesday was a great success last year, raising thousands of pounds for charity and also bringing a fantastic element of colour to the tournament’s curtain-raiser. We are delighted to have the opportunity to make it even bigger and better this year.
“The money raised this year will go towards CLIC Sargent, a charity which supports children and young people with cancer and their families, so it is a great cause.”