Revealing the beauty of the Links

Craig Boath and Linda Gordon from CGLMC present booklets to Carlogie Eco Group.
Craig Boath and Linda Gordon from CGLMC present booklets to Carlogie Eco Group.

Carnoustie’s primary schools have recently taken possession of a number of bespoke booklets which highlight the stunning flora and fauna at the town’s golf courses.

The environmental booklet was the brainchild of Craig Boath, head greenkeeper of the Championship course and John Gilbert, Greens Convenor of Carnoustie Golf Links Management Committee (CGLMC).

Craig said: “The links are not merely golf courses but are also home to a huge variety of birds, creatures, wild flowers,plants and water features. We thought it was time to make more people aware of the wide ecological diversity that can be found on the courses and to show how hard the Links staff are working to sustain and protect our environment.”

The full colour booklet has now been made available to all Carnoustie schools in the hope they will be able to use the information to explore for themselves what is on their own doorstep. There are also activities within the booklet that will allow pupils to test their knowledge of bird life and wildlife.

So far booklets have been distributed to Carlogie, Woodlands and Burnside primary schools with copies presented to their respective Eco Groups.

The booklet, free of charge, will also be available to club members, visitors to the Golf Centre and in various locations within Carnoustie.

John Gilbert added: “We are delighted so far with the very positive response to this booklet.

“The excellent photography shows the course in a fantastic light and lets people see how diverse an environment it is in supporting such a huge variety of species.”