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Another major golf resort gets the go-ahead

A second major golf development has been sanctioned by the Scottish Government less than 48 hours after it approved Donald Trump’s plans for a £1bn resort.

The government announced yesterday that it will not call in the application by the Muir Group to build a golf course designed by former Open Champion Paul Lawrie. The group’s proposals also include houses and a luxury hotel, which will allow the regeneration and renewal of the historic Blairs College in Kincardineshire.

The listed Blairs seminary will now undergo a £30m transformation into a hotel, conference and leisure centre. Alongside it will be the first Paul Lawrie Course and sporting facilities.

It will also secure the future of the historic Blairs Museum, which for almost two centuries has housed a collection of memorabilia belonging to the Scottish Catholic Church.

Full story at The Herald.

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