VISITORS to this week’s Scottish Open are being urged to keep themselves safe during the tournament.

Some of the top golfers from throughout the world are attending at The Renaissance Club from Thursday.

The tournament, which is being held at the venue for the third consecutive year, was won last year by Min Woo Lee.

Thousands of people are expected to attend over the four days and Gold Commander Chief Inspector Murray Tait has encouraged people to keep themselves safe.

He said: “Some of the world’s highest ranked players are due to take part and there will be an appropriate police deployment in place to support the organisers and keep the public safe.

“We want you to have a ball so we’re teeing off with some advice so that you can get into the swing of it.

“Plan your journey to get there in good time and make sure you’re aware of the par-king that’s available.

“Don’t wedge your car somewhere that may cause an obstruction, and find out about the local transport network be-fore you make your journey.

“Plan your journey home as well so you’re not stuck in the bunker.

“Don’t overindulge and drink responsibly so you’re not left feeling rough.

“I wood check the weather and dress for the conditions, maybe iron a shirt and trousers.

“Don’t putt yourself in a position where your behaviour upsets others. Be considerate of those around you and those living nearby.”