Use St Andrews Open windfall for railway

Text of letter, published in The Scotsman today:

Dear Editor

It is excellent news that the Open at St Andrews last year made £100M, £20M more than predicted. £40M of that was generated in the immediate area of the Fife town. So how about using some of this windfall to build a new railway to St Andrews?

Every five years this little town is descended upon by the entire golf world, and its inadequate infrastructure creaks under the onslaught. Reconnecting the Home of Golf to the rail network would help to recompense the people of St Andrews and the surrounding area, for whom this quinquennial invasion is not an unmixed blessing.

Jane Ann Liston

Convenor - Starlink (St Andrews Rail Link) campaign