Scotland business

Famous Carnoustie golf shop put up for sale

Simpsons golf shop
Image caption The golf shop sits opposite the 18th green at Carnoustie

A historic golf shop has been put up for sale at Carnoustie Golf Links.

Simpsons Golf Shop, which was established in 1883, is being sold as a going concern.

It was formerly owned by pioneering golf club maker and course designer Robert Simpson.

Mr Simpson is perhaps best known for assisting Old Tom Morris in the redesign of the Carnoustie links, which is now part of the Open circuit.

In 1920, Mr Simpson acquired the building on the corner of Links Parade, which sits opposite the course's 18th green.

The shop, known then as Charles Brand Clubmakers, became Simpsons Golf Shop and has traded under the family name to this day.

The single-storey detached building, which features a golf umbrella dome, was fully refurbished in 2009 and formally opened by BBC golf commentator Peter Allis.

Gavin Russell, from Shepherd chartered surveyors, said: "The sale represents a unique opportunity to acquire and expand a well-established business, rich with golfing folklore, with a well-established client base and tremendous potential."

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