A county golf legend is set to be awarded a lifetime achievement award by Scottish Golf.

Catriona Matthew, who won the Britsh Women's Open in 2009, will be awarded the Allied Surveyors Scotland lifetime achievement awards at the annual Scottish Golf Awards in the Capital this evening (March 11).

And she is "absolutely delighted and very honoured" to have been recognised.

She said: "Lifetime Achievement makes me feel as though I’m getting towards the end of my career, and I’m absolutely delighted and very honoured, but as long as I’m enjoying it and playing well, I will still be out there.

“It’s always tough to pick out a highlight. But I think winning the Ricoh Women’s British Open (at Royal Lytham in 2009), having my husband, Graeme, caddying for me that week, 10 weeks after having my second child, was obviously a huge highlight... and then a few of the Solheim Cups.

“I got the winning point in Barseback in 2003 which was fantastic, the first time I had been on a winning team, and to be part of the team in Colorado for the first win in the USA in 2013 was very special.”

Another top East Lothian golf star, Craigielaw's Grant Forrest, is in the running for the coveted player of the year title.

Forrest, part of the victorious Walker Cup team, is up against WGC champion Russell Knox, Scottish golf legend Colin Montgomerie, who this year won the European Senior Tour order of merit, and Ladies European Tour star Pamela Pretswell.

And completing the county contingent attending the awards at Edinburgh's Corn Exchange is Haddington Golf Club captain David Drew.

He is among the nominees for the volunteer of the year award.

Drew was brought in as interim captain at the club for six months in May 2014, but almost two years later, he is still in the role and has just agreed to a third year as club captain.

He admits he was "quite shocked" by the nomination.

"I didn’t expect to be nominated, and certainly did not expect to be shortlisted so I was quite shocked. I

"I’ve never given any thought to what I’ve been doing, I just did what was needed and got on with it, so it is great recognition for the club.”

“I’ve brought in different people with the right skills to form a strong management committee to keep the club going forward, with another business planning team looking at what needs to be done based on what our members want.”

Jackie Davidson, Scottish Golf’s club development manager, s delighted the tireless enthusiasm of the sport’s volunteers continues to be recognised.

She said: “The Awards are a great opportunity to highlight some of the fantastic work being done at clubs across the country. It is always difficult to pick finalists as there are so many people committed to strengthening their club and junior golf, and this year we had more entries than ever before.

“Our shortlists represent those clubs and individuals who we feel have gone the extra mile and shown exceptional achievement in the past year, increasing participation and community links, and we look forward to seeing the winners crowned on what promises to be a fantastic evening.”