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Ryder Cup brings riches

The Ryder Cup at Gleneagles boosted the Scottish economy by £106 million, a new study has revealed.

Visit Scotland Chairman Mike Cantlay and 2014 European Ryder Cup Vice Captain Sam Torrance launch the 2014 Ryder Cup

Visit Scotland Chairman Mike Cantlay and 2014 European Ryder Cup Vice Captain Sam Torrance launch the 2014 Ryder Cup

Compiled by Sheffield Hallam University’s Sport Industry Research Centre, the report said £106m was spent in Scotland as a “direct result” of hosting the event in September 2014, with £22m of that spent in the host region of Perth & Kinross.

More than half (57%) of Ryder Cup spectators came from outwith Scotland with 22% having travelled from overseas to attend the event, according to the report. Almost 73% of accommodation providers reported an average increase of 21% in takings.

VisitScotland chairman Mike Cantlay said: “The 2014 Ryder Cup showed what Scotland can do on the world stage and we were honoured to throw open our doors to so many spectators from countries around the globe.”

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