A Shopmobility service in Scotland has been given the challenging task of keeping golf spectators mobile during the Scottish Open tournament, which begins today.
Shopmobility Highland, which has a fleet of 45 scooters and powerchairs, has been asked to run a mobility service for people with disabilities so that they can travel around the course in North Berwick.
The mobility equipment hire service has a centre in Inverness and Dingwall.
Norman MacLeod, manager of the Inverness store in Eastgate Shopping Centre, told a local newspaper that the service was happy to help with the “unusual request”.
He told the Inverness Courier: “They couldn’t get anyone to help them down there but we have provided mobility scooters for the Scottish Open when it was held at Castle Stuart and they got in touch with them.
“I will be taking seven scooters down to North Berwick for the event.
“It will be no cost to the charity because they are making a donation to our funds and there will be no negative impact to our service users in the Highlands.
“We have about 45 scooters and powered chairs at our centres in Inverness and Dingwall. I suppose it was a feather in our cap to be asked and we were delighted to offer some Highland hospitality by making them available.”
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