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Support for Scottish Open and 2019 Solheim Cup: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
27 Jul 2018
Support for Scottish Open and 2019 Solheim Cup: FOI release

FOI reference: FOI/18/01799
Date received: 25 June 2018
Date responded: 23 July 2018

Information requested

The details of the financial support that the Scottish Government supplies to the following golf events:

1. The Scottish Open (Annual Basis)

2. The Open (Annual Basis)

3. The 2019 Solheim Cup.

Response

Please see details relating to each of your questions below.

1. The Scottish Open (Annual Basis)

£1.0 million. This information is in the public domain and can be found via the following link:

https://news.gov.scot/news/scottish-open-in-full-swing

2. The Open (Annual Basis)

The Scottish Government does not provide direct financial support to The Open. However, Scotland's national tourism organisation, VisitScotland, provides funding. For the 2018 Open this funding was £255,000.

3. The 2019 Solheim Cup

£19 million. This information is in the public domain and can be found via the following link:

http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2016/09/2860/8

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Contact

Please quote the FOI reference

Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG