Tartan Wednesday raises £20,000 for Mindroom


Golf fans turned Gullane into a sea of tartan today – and helped raise more than £20,000 for Mindroom.

The official Pro-Am tournament ahead of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open was dubbed ‘Tartan Wednesday’.

Some of the world’s top golfers and an array of celebrities – plus hundreds of spectators and officials – wore tartan to support Mindroom, the tournament’s official charity.

The professionals donated their appearance fees, which were matched by title sponsor, Aberdeen Asset Management.

Defending champion Justin Rose, Scotland’s Marc Warren and Mindroom founder Sophie Dow – all wearing tartan trews – then judged a competition for the best tartan outfit on display.

Three-year-old Jessica Donaldson from Pencaitland was the overall winner, with Paisley’s Emma Rule (8) runner-up and eight-month-old Eloise McGregor third.

“We are so very grateful to the professional and amateur golfers, the celebrities, and the officials and spectators for their fantastic support,” said Sophie. “Mindroom will benefit greatly from everyone’s generosity.”

It’s not too late to make a donation. Just visit Mindroom’s JustGiving page at www.justgiving.com/mindroom/