The Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open tees off at Gullane Golf Club this week from Thursday 26th July to Sunday 29th.

2017 winner Mi Hyang Lee will be looking to defend her title in an event that’s sure to be challenging and hotly contested.

Entry to the event is free but spectators must register for tickets  in advance.

Spectators arriving by car are reminded that there is no public parking at the course but there will be a park and ride system in operation from Muirfield car park, which will be clearly signposted.

Those travelling by car should use the A1 and exit at the Oak Tree Junction at Haddington.

Members of the public who are not attending the Ladies Scottish Open should also try, where possible, to find alternative routes and avoid the A198 through Gullane in particular. It’s also useful to note that Saturday traffic may be heavier than usual due to the Airshow at the National Museum of Flight, close to Gullane.

Temporary traffic signals will be in place at the junction of West Links Road and Main Street in Gullane.

Anyone using the A7 and A68 should follow signs to Haddington via the A6093 and then follow the appropriate AA signs.

The will be a “shoppers” car park at the north end of East Links Road to facilitate everyday access in Gullane. Maximum stay one hour.

During the event there will be two minor road closures in Gullane – Goose Green Road and West Links Road. Parking suspensions and speed restrictions will also be in place, which will be indicated by signs on the locations. Additional restrictions will be in place in North Berwick, Longniddry, Aberlady and Drem to prevent traffic disruptions to and from Gullane. The TellMeScotland site holds details on dates, times and extents of the restrictions.

Councillor John McMillan, East Lothian Council spokesperson for Economic Development and Tourism, said: “Hot on the heels of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open at Gullane, we are delighted to be welcoming many of the world’s top female golfers. I’m sure they’ll find Gullane a challenge, but a very scenic one! I hope as many people as possible will take the opportunity to come to Gullane, on Scotland’s Golf Coast, to see some spectacular play at what is very much a family event. Our travel and transport arrangements should make getting here very easy, allowing spectators to take full advantage of this great tournament and enjoy the famous warm East Lothian welcome and sample some of the local hospitality.”

Published: Tuesday, 24th July 2018