Freddie Tait was an amateur Scottish golfer and Black Watch soldier, who won the Amateur Championship twice, in 1896 and 1898. A portrait of Freddie Tait and his beloved dog Nails, painted by John Henry Lorimer, hangs in the Big Room at the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews. Nails was a scruffy black terrier of uncertain pedigree and Tait’s constant companion. Freddie Tait also played the bagpipes so I thought of Nails wearing the clothes Freddie would have worn whilst also carrying a set of golf clubs and the bagpipes.

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Auction for Maggie’s

At the end of the trail the Scotty Dog sculptures will be auctioned to raise much needed funds for Maggie’s.

Your financial support will help Maggie’s employ cancer-support specialists, pay for nutrition courses, fund a benefits advisor, organise walking and exercise groups, and generally support the 15,000 visits we have from local people with cancer and their families.

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