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Are we waving goodbye to Britain? more
David Montgomery, Science Correspondent, The Scotsman, 3
The Old Course at St Andrews and the White Cliffs of Dover
would appear to have very little in common.
While one symbolises British defiance to things foreign
across the English Channel, the other is a soft, undulating stretch of Fife
coastline heralded as the home of golf.
Yet both are victims of the unceasing attention of the
waters which lap around these isles, threatening to undermine the very
existence of long stretches of shoreline.
Project under way to protect golf
The Courier, 29 December 2000
The first phase of a £200,000 project aimed at
protecting the St Andrews golf courses from the ravages of the sea is now well
St Andrews gets the go-ahead for bid to keep the sea at
£200,000 scheme to protect course
Douglas Miller, The Scotsman, 12 October 2000
A major plan to save the endangered Jubilee course at St
Andrews from the encroaching seas has been given the go-ahead.
Swinging into action to save golf links from
The Courier, 12 October 2000
Golfing authorities in St Andrews yesterday announced
proposals to tackle coastal erosion amid increasing fears for the future of its
renowned golf courses.
Experts prevent a hole in one - and erosion in two
H R Wallingford Press Release, 23 February 1999
Coastal experts have helped the construction of the
prestigious new Kingsbarns Golf Links at Kingsbarns in Fife. The championship
standard course - located near to the famous St. Andrews courses - is currently
nearing completion following development by the California based company,
Granite Bay Scotland Inc. Six of the holes will be sited along the shore,
presenting golfers with dramatic views and challenging approach shots.
Unfortunately it also presents the developers with the problem of coastal
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