A new online film featuring professional golfer Heather MacRae has been released which aims to inspire visitors from around the globe to experience Scotland.
Golf – Heather’s Story is the latest in a series of videos by VisitScotland, already viewed over 65 million times, which highlight how different people from across the country embody the Spirit of Scotland.
In the film, Heather, a professional on the Ladies European Tour for the last five years, describes her love of playing a round at the course where she started her sporting journey as an 11-year-old, Dunblane New Golf Club.
Heather also discusses one of her favourite places to play in Scotland, the world-famous Gleneagles resort in Perthshire, venue of The Ryder Cup in 2014 and host of the upcoming Solheim Cup in 2019 and European Golf Team Championships in 2018.
The Stirling-born golfer talks about the feeling of walking in the footsteps of golfing greats at the legendary Perthshire course and how, despite a career which has taken her around the world, she feels most inspired by the courses closest to home.
The film joins other Spirit of Scotland cinematic short documentaries including Edinburgh Military Tattoo Lone Piper – Andy’s Story, Driving the Jacobite Steam train – Alec’s Story and Tiree Windsurfer – William’s Story.
Heather said: “This year is a big year for golf in Scotland and I am lucky to be part of it. I think this video shows the diversity of the game from a tournament I played at Gleneagles, to going out for a fun game with friends and family at Dunblane. If I can inspire just one person to take up the game I would be happy, if there’s more, then that’s even better.”