Gullane spirit

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Having spent four days at the Scottish Open Golf Championship at Gullane, I was delighted to witness that, on the first tee, all players of every nationality, including English, were granted absolutely equal measures of welcoming applause.

There was not one boo or catcall even when Ross Fisher of England teed off with Paul Lawrie of Scotland.

I do hope that this attitude is representative of Scottish people as a whole, and simply meant that the oafish element of Nationalism represented a minority group, absent by virtue of having no interest in golf.

David Hollingdale

Easter Park Drive

Edinburgh