GREENER GREENS FOR SCOTLAND’S GOLF COURSES

 The 18 hole Machrihanish Dunes links course on the Mull of Kintyre has employed a flock of Hebridean sheep to play a key role in maintaining the grass on the course.

The 18 hole Machrihanish Dunes links course on the Mull of Kintyre has employed a flock of Hebridean sheep to play a key role in maintaining the grass on the course.

MACHRIHANISH Dune is celebrating the Year of Natural Scotland this week by herding an unusual bunch of ‘locals’ back onto the course.

Keeping it neatly nibbled during the winter months, the maintenance of this stunning coastal course is a labour of love for these ‘natural lawnmowers’; a flock of 40 black Hebridean sheep.

Set to swing back into action on this week, these woolly wonders are not only a hit with visitors but illustrates just one of Scotland’s quirky traditions as it gears up to host the 2014 Ryder Cup.

Boasting over 550 golf courses catering to players of every level, it is easy to see why Scotland is heralded as the Home of Golf. For more information, go to www.visitscotland.com

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