Another week, another new Audi. Two new Audis, in fact. The German car maker has announced a couple more additions to its Q line up of SUVs. The Q4 is a coupe-SUV hybrid that will go up against the BMW X4 and Mercedes GLC Coupe. As its name suggests, it’ll be positioned between the compact Q3 and bigger Q5. At the other end of the scale is the Q8, which will go head to head against the Range Rover. It’s lower and sleeker than the Q7 Audi is also producing. In concept form, it sat only four people, although it seems likely the production version will be a five seater. There’s a 630 litre boot as well. Eagle eyed Audi followers will notice the only SUV slots left to fill are the Q1 and Q6. Watch this space...
Nashville-based country music star Laura McGhee has told how her Angus homeland inspired her new album. The Monifieth-born violinist and songwriter will release Life is Bigger Than a Dream later this month following last year’s successful crowdfunding campaign. The album was recorded in Nashville with producer Mike Loudermilk who has worked with top country artists including Chet Atkins, Crystal Gayle and Tracy Lawrence. Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie McCoy — who has played with the likes of Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash — performed harmonica and vibes on the album. Laura said: “This is the album that is the product of my crowdfunding campaign last year so I’d like to thank everyone that contributed to the album fund. “I am very grateful for the support to make this album possible. “Angus and my homeland continue to inspire me. “I have been writing a lot since I returned home to Scotland this year and I plan to do a live album launch show at the Monifieth Theatre on October 7. “My homeland also inspired the album in many ways. “I have a Celtic fiddle riff on one of the tracks and one of the songs was inspired by my move from Scotland to Nashville.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot_azM_fGVM Laura’s album will be released on June 20 on iTunes and Amazon and is currently available to pre-order. She worked with songwriter Doug Kahan on the album and they came up with the title track together. “We spent a lot of time getting the right feel for the tracks and spent time on the vocals, overdubs, mixing and overall production for the tracks and I am delighted with the finished product,” she said. “My friend Allison Bencar did the photo shoot for the album and she was fantastic. “Big! Huge! Massive! in Fife did the artwork design and Birnam CD Ltd did the manufacturing so it was definitely a team effort to get this album out.” As well as playing in Monifieth, Laura will also perform at the Praise Gathering this weekend at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Trained as a classical violinist at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, Laura also had strong musical roots in traditional and folk styles from early youth. Born and brought up in Monifieth, she first showed an interest in music at Seaview Primary, going on to Monifieth High and then to college to take her honours degree and postgraduate qualification. In the interim, she played in many traditional competitions and festivals, winning several awards, for composition as well as performance. Her first album, Green Eyes, was released in 2006, and she has previously performed with Shane MacGowan, Rod Stewart and Pete Seeger.
Cancer patients who were attending the day care lounge in Roxburghe House, Dundee, have been given an exclusive concert by Monifieth's international Celtic rock star Laura McGhee. The 23-year-old fiddle player's appearance came ahead of a charity concert in the city along with world-renowned violinist Nicola Benedetti, expected to raise thousands of pounds in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, which funds buildings and services at Roxburghe House. The young stars will be accompanied by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra at the event in the Caird Hall on Saturday. Before Laura gained an international reputation, she performed numerous concerts for patients at Roxburghe House. Her dad is a volunteer driver who takes patients between their homes and the Macmillan Day Care Lounge at the palliative care unit in the grounds of Royal Victoria Hospital. The talented musician, who flew in from Nashville, Tennessee, for the show, said, "The Arbroath Suite is one of the pieces I'll be performing on Saturday night and it's a musical journey of Scotland's history, but the piece itself was originally written for Roxburghe House and was premiered there." Nicola (23) said, "Like most others around the world, my family have been hugely affected by cancer and I'm delighted to be able to raise money for Macmillan through this concert. "I am really looking forward to playing in Dundee's Caird Hall and I hope the event raises lots of money to help Macmillan support people with cancer and their families." Laura's last album spent 10 weeks in the US Americana Top 40. Laura, who has recorded a track with Shane McGowan and played alongside Rod Stewart, added, "I am really excited about the City of Discovery Charity Concert for Macmillan. "Not only do I get the opportunity to perform my traditional concerto, the Arbroath Suite, for the first time with the RSNO, but I also get the chance to help a charity which is close to my heart." The City of Discovery Charity Concert takes places every two years to raise money for charity. This year the concert organisers decided to hold the event in aid of Macmillan to mark the charity's 100th anniversary. Around 190,000 people in Scotland have been diagnosed with cancer and this is set to double over the next 20 years. Macmillan wants to be able to help everyone with the illness, providing services including specialist cancer nurses, financial advice and grants for cancer patients with money problems. Tickets for the concert are available at www.dundeebox.co.uk or by calling 01382 434940.
Angus country singer and fiddler Laura McGhee has launched a campaign to raise money to complete her new album. The album will share the story of how it felt for her to leave Scotland to venture across the Atlantic to pursue her dreams. The Monifieth-born musician and songwriter hopes to raise $2,500 to begin the recording process in Nashville and release her album Life is Bigger Than a Dream in late summer. Laura said: ”This new album has been in the making for the last few years and includes songs written with some of the most prolific Nashville songwriters. “It also shares the story of how it felt for me to leave Scotland to venture across the Atlantic to pursue my dreams. “I self-funded my latest EP - How Leaving Feels in 2014 - and after touring and promoting this EP in the USA and UK I am ready to complete the project and release it as an album.” Laura plans to record the rest of the album with Mike Loudermilk who has worked with many top country artists including Chet Atkins, Crystal Gayle and Tracy Lawrence. She said: “This amount will allow me 50 hours studio time. “The funds will be used solely for studio costs which includes Mike’s incredible musicianship. “I will be independently funding the production costs, pressing and manufacturing of the finished product and covering costs for promoting the album. “It is important for me to make this music as it has been close to my heart for the last few years and shares many personal stories and feelings of my journey so far.” Laura’s Scottish roots have played a pivotal part in her transatlantic success, with her celtic/country music drawing a large following. That support has helped Laura to repeated success in the Americana chart. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df0VwAY8j7c Born in Monifieth, Laura developed an interest in music as a young girl attending Seaview Primary. She went on to Monifieth High, then the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, where she took an honours degree and a post-graduate diploma in music. As well as performing modern and folk songs, she’s an accomplished classical musician. Her first album, Green Eyes, was released in 2006, and she has previously performed with Shane MacGowan of The Pogues, Rod Stewart and Pete Seeger. People can contribute by going to www.gofundme.com.
Country music star Laura McGhee will launch her new album in Monifieth on Saturday. The Monifieth-born violinist and songwriter has been based in Nashville since 2010 and Saturday’s concert will be the first time in three years she has performed “on home soil”. Laura’s album Life is Bigger Than a Dream was released following last year’s successful crowdfunding campaign and was inspired by her Angus homeland. The album was recorded in Nashville with producer Mike Loudermilk who has worked with top country artists including Chet Atkins, Crystal Gayle and Tracy Lawrence. Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie McCoy — who has played with the likes of Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash — performed harmonica and vibraphone on the album. She said: “Things are going really well on the run up to the show. “Emotions are high as I am very excited as this will be the first time in three years that I have performed my own material on home soil. “I’m so excited to be launching the album in Monifieth because these songs have been close to my heart for a while. I hope everyone that buys it can relate to the songs. “The album is going really well. I’ve had several great reviews. I’m hoping for more reviews, more sales and to be booked at festivals to perform these songs more live with my new band.” Trained as a classical violinist at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, Laura also had strong musical roots in traditional and folk styles from early youth. Born and brought up in Monifieth, she first showed an interest in music at Seaview Primary, going on to Monifieth High and then to college to take her honours degree and postgraduate qualification. In the interim, she played in many traditional competitions and festivals, winning several awards, for composition as well as performance. Her first album, Green Eyes, was released in 2006, and she has previously performed with Shane MacGowan, Rod Stewart and Pete Seeger. She said: “Rehearsals are going great with my new band that I have recruited for the show. “It was meant to be just acoustic but has blossomed into a full band thing for certain segments of the show so it’s very exciting to be able to play these songs live for the first time with a band. “The musicians I will be featuring are all from the Dundee and Angus area with different musical backgrounds.” Rajan Vaid from the Kashmir Crows will be on electric and acoustic guitar, Aidan Ferguson on banjo, fiddle and mandolin, Robbie Ward on bass and Shaun Garrigan on drums. People can purchase tickets for Saturday’s Monifieth Theatre show from the Yorkshire Building Society in Broughty Ferry or Troups Chemist in Monifieth. Tickets, costing £10, will also be available on the door.
Angus country singer and fiddler Laura McGhee has raised enough money to record her new album. The Monifieth-born musician and songwriter was attempting to raise $2,500 to begin the recording process in Nashville and release her album Life is Bigger Than a Dream in late summer. Laura set up a Go Fund Me campaign and she exceeded her goal which allowed her to start work this week with Mike Loudermilk who has worked with many top country artists including Chet Atkins, Crystal Gayle and Tracy Lawrence. She said: “A huge thank you goes to all my supporters. “I am happy to announce that I have exceeded my goal of $2,500. “I started the recording this week and it is going really well. “I will be leaving the funding site open and doing a special reward for anyone the donated $100 or more.” The album will share the story of how it felt for her to leave Scotland to venture across the Atlantic to pursue her dreams. Laura self-funded her latest EP – How Leaving Feels in 2014 – and after touring and promoting it in the USA and UK she was ready to complete the project and release it as an album. The funds which have been raised will be used solely for studio costs as she will be independently funding the production costs, pressing and manufacturing of the finished product and covering costs for promoting the album. Laura said: “It is important for me to make this music as it has been close to my heart for the last few years and shares many personal stories and feelings of my journey so far. “I feel this record has been a long time coming and hopefully you will relate to the lyrics and my life mantra Life is Bigger than a Dream.” Laura’s Scottish roots have played a pivotal part in her transatlantic success, with her Celtic/country music drawing a large following. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvFO5bCGkcw Trained as a classical violinist at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, Laura also had strong musical roots in traditional and folk styles from early youth. Born and brought up in Monifieth, she first showed an interest in music at Seaview Primary, going on to Monifieth High and then to college to take her honours degree and postgraduate qualification. In the interim, she played in many traditional competitions and festivals, winning several awards, for composition as well as performance. Her first album, Green Eyes, was released in 2006, and she has previously performed with Shane MacGowan of The Pogues, Rod Stewart and Pete Seeger.
Monifieth violinist and songwriter Laura McGhee is having a good year, touring the USA and seeing her second album spending over a month in the Americana chart top 40. She told Jack McKeown about her plans to break America. Laura McGhee is back in her hometown of Monifieth after a hectic few weeks Stateside promoting her album Celticana which has spent more than a month in the Americana top 40, reaching a high of number 30. Born in Monifieth, Laura developed an interest in music as a young girl attending Seaview Primary. She went on to Monifieth High, then the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, where she took an honours degree and a post-graduate diploma in music. As well as performing modern and folk songs, she's an accomplished classical musician. Her first album, Green Eyes, was released in 2006, and the past few years have seen her perform with Shane MacGowan of The Pogues, Rod Steward and Pete Seeger. Her new album's title pronounced with a hard 'C' at the start was stumbled on almost by chance. "The bass player asked the guy that did my website 'what kind of music does Laura do?'," she explains. "He said 'It's a little bit Celtic and a little bit Americana' so we combined those two and came up with 'Celticana'. We didn't initially intend to make it the album title, but it's what we kept coming back to."PromotingLaura went to the USA in February to do a series of concerts promoting the album the first to be released in America playing a series of concerts in Memphis and Nashville. After a brief time back in Scotland, she returned to the States in March, playing the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, and a gig at the legendary Bluebird Cafe. She then went to New York, where she led the 6th Avenue Parade for Scotland Week. As part of the event, she also performed at a concert celebrating Tennessee's historic links with Scotland, held at the Country Music Hall of Fame. "I presented Johnny Cash's son, John Carter Cash, with an award from the Scottish Government and the Scottish people," she continues. "Then I performed Wildwood Flower with him. NASHVILLE FLOOD APPEAL-LAURA MCGHEE from Laura McGhee on Vimeo. The floods claimed the lives of 30 people but were not widely reported in the UK because by then we had our own issues with Mother Nature in the form of a massive volcanic ash cloud drifting over from Iceland. Laura did her last gig in Nashville the day before she was due to fly back.Postpone"I'd been asked to do Woodsong's Old-Time Radio Hour in Kentucky, so wanted to see how much it would be to postpone my flight for a few days. "As it happened my flight was cancelled because of the ash cloud and I was stuck in the States for longer than I'd expected." With her album doing much better than expected, lingering in the Americana Top 40, the delay came as a blessing for Laura. She used the time to do one last tour, this time of radio stations. "I visited about 10 radio stations over the next 10 days, and did telephone chats with a bunch of the more remote ones. "I went through New Jersey, Virginia and North Carolina. Sometimes I'd do a live performance followed by a chat, and it would last for 10 minutes. A couple of times I played eight live songs, a few album tracks and was on for a full hour. "At one of the stations the DJ was brand new and I was his first ever live interview. He was a lot more nervous than I was, which was quite refreshing for me." Laura is currently planning her next trip to the States. "I'm looking to go back out there in July. My album is doing better over there than I could have hoped and I just want to keep the momentum going." Celticana is out now.
Audi’s relentless release of new models continues with the launch of its smallest SUV. The Q2 goes on sale in the UK next week with prices starting at £22,380. There’s an extensive selection of petrol and diesel power trains as well as the option of front or Quattro four-wheel drive. More models will be added to the range later on, including powerful SQ2 and RSQ2 versions. Aimed squarely at a younger audience, the Q2 has bolder, sharper lines and a different shape to Audi’s bigger SUVs, the Q3, Q5 and Q7. Although it’s clearly meant more for buzzing around cities than growling across farmland, cladding and skid plates lend it an aura of ruggedness. Audi is also offering a range of vibrant colours to deepen the Q2’s appeal to youthful buyers. The interior is as plush as you’d expect from Audi, justifying its price hike over similarly sized SUVs like the Nissan Juke and Honda HR-V. The materials are high quality – softtouch plastics, leather on higher spec cars and brushed aluminium trim elements all blended into a smart-looking package. As standard, drivers get a seven-inch infotainment screen on top of the dashboard. It’s operated through Audi’s rotary dial system that’s far more intuitive and easier to use when on the move than rivals’ touchscreen systems. Among the many options is Audi’s excellent Virtual Cockpit - a 12.3in screen that replaces the manual instruments behind the steering wheel. Overall, the Q2 is 4.7in shorter than the A3 hatchback, but Audi says there’s enough leg and headroom for two adult passengers in the back. Boot space comes in at 405 litres – 50 more than you’ll find in the A3 hatchback and rival Nissan Juke, although it trails the Mini Countryman by the same amount. To begin with, the only diesel option is a 1.6 litre with 114bhp, although a more powerful 184bhp 2.0 litre unit will be added to the range soon. Similarly, the petrol engine range is limited for now but will be expanded by the end of the year. The 1.4 litre, 148bhp unit offered now will be joined by 1.0 litre, 114bhp three cylinder turbo and 2.0 litre, 187bhp options – the latter coming with an S-Tronic automatic gearbox. When it arrives the 1.0 litre petrol version will be the cheapest model in the range with a price tag of £20,230. Courier Motoring has yet to get its hands on the car but early reviews have been very positive and Audi looks to have yet another winner on its hands. firstname.lastname@example.org
An Angus-born musician has struck a chord with some of the biggest names in country music. Multi-talented musician Laura McGhee is getting set to walk the line with the Johnny Cash’s son, John Carter Cash, at a special show celebrating country legend Willie Nelson’s 80th birthday. Laura moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to follow her dream of making it in the music world and has toured all over the United States with her unique brand of country and folk in recent years. The singer, guitarist and fiddle player is writing with John Carter Cash, who also runs the Cash Cabin recording studio and is eagerly anticipating Tuesday’s gig in honour of Mr Nelson. Laura said: “I’m so excited and it’s really cool to be asked to be involved in something like this. “Willie Nelson was quite a big influence on me growing up. I knew a lot of his music so I’m learning one of his songs for the show. “I actually saw him live, in Glasgow believe it or not, so it’ll be nice to do one of his songs.” Laura recently embarked on an ambitious album project which would have infused her Scottish roots and Americana influences on the one CD. However, the project, due to be recorded at the Cash Cabin, never came to fruition, though Laura has continued to work with John Carter Cash, who has been taken by her style, and is preparing new material. “I really want to thank everyone that pledged to the project and helped support it,” she added. “It didn’t quite make it but I’m really grateful for all the support. I met John about three years ago and we played together off and on and we always said we would write together. “However, with people’s schedules out here it’s always hard to arrange that and tie it up. After the album didn’t work out he said there’s still a way we can work together and I’m glad we have been able to.” Laura will be covering Willie Nelson’s He’s not for You at the intimate show on Tuesday and will play fiddle alongside John Carter Cash and friends. Willie Nelson’s iconic long hair, bandana, voice and playing style have carved him out as one of the most instantly recognisable and revered musicians in America, even for fans outside his country style. His most famous hits include “On The Road Again” and “To All The Girls I’ve Loved Before” but he has also gained notoriety for his support of the campaign to legalise marijuana in America. For more information on Laura McGhee, visit www.facebook.com/laura.mcghee2.
Ewan Scott has already claimed one of the world's most prestigious junior titles at his first attempt, but the youngster from St Andrews had to dig deep to stay in his own national championship at a wet and windy West Kilbride on Monday. The Madras College pupil, already a scratch player at 14 and rated as one of the best young prospects to come out of the Home of Golf for decades, became the first Scot to win the Reid Trophy the English championship for under-14s at the Kendleshire near Bristol last August. However at the Scottish Boys Championship he found himself in a battle royal with Martin Scott, a three-handicapper from Hamilton who seemed to have the better of the tie standing at two up with six to play. Scott fought back to win the next two holes but saw his opponent drain a 35-foot birdie putt on the 16th, only for the Lanarkshire county player to miss a six-footer on the next to set up real drama on the final hole. Martin was 10 feet inside Ewan in two on the home green but the St Andrian sank his birdie putt from 30 feet only for Martin to follow him in from 20 to keep the match tied. Finally Ewan's greater power won him the tie on the second extra hole, driving the green and two-putting for birdie to secure the win. "It was much tougher than I expected or planned, but I didn't play my best today and hopefully that's my bad game out of the way this week,'' said Ewan. Playing on the links at St Andrews and also a member at the Duke's, Ewan's victory in England last year was a big signal that he's set for a big future in the game. "I just saw it as being a big tournament with the top juniors in Britain if not Europe and that's the kind of competition I want to play in, so to win was a big thrill,'' he said.ObstacleEwan was runner-up in the Scottish Under-14s and third in the Under-16s, and his hopes of moving on this year face a pretty big obstacle in fellow National Academy member Paul McPhee in the second round. Even if Ewan doesn't progress beyond the fourth round he reached at Royal Aberdeen last year, such is his early development that he has another four shots at this championship yet to come. McPhee, the son of former Dundee United and Forfar full-back Ian, is on his last opportunity and won a tight 2 and 1 victory over Kyle Reid of Elderslie. The top quarter of the draw saw further success for Fife with the New Club's Josh Jamieson, Calum McKay (Scotscraig) and Craig Wilson (Pitreavie) coming through their opening matches, while McPhee was joined in the second round by fellow Perth and Kinross players Sean Gatsby (Crieff), Charlie Linton (Dunblane New), Bradley Neil (Blairgowrie) and Stephen Harrower (Kinross). Monifieth duo Grant Bowman and Scott Smith also moved through, Bowman requiring the full 18 holes before besting Fergus Smith of Paisley while Smith swept aside Jason Duncan (Newmachar) 4 and 3. There were no real surprises on the first day with the first three nominal seeds (there are no official seedings in the boys') all coming through. Reigning strokeplay champion Jack McDonald moved through 6 and 4 against Jordan Shaw (Kingussie), championship backmarker Conor O'Neil of Pollok had some struggles to shake off late entrant Cameron Cunningham 4 and 2, the Royal Mussleburgh player having come in to replace John Henry, the brother of two-time champion Scott. The toughest test came for Jack Scott from Deeside, who had to battle all the way before winning one up against Callum Gorrie from Kilmarnock Barassie. Round One A Young (Garmouth and Kingston) bt C McBride (Peebles) 5 and 4N Clenaghan (Mount Ellen) bt R Boyle (Bathgate) 4 and 3W Kerr (Craigmillar Park) bt S Moore (Greenock Whinhill) 3 and 2P Gordon (Paisley) bt M Anderson (Douglas Park) 4 and 3E Mackay (Craigielaw) bt C MacLean (West Kilbride) 4 and 2J McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie) bt J Shaw (Kingussie) 6 and 4S Harrower (Kinross) bt C Burgess (Musselburgh) 5 and 4B Neil (Blairgowrie) bt R O'Connor (Uphall) 1 holeC Wilson (Pitreavie) bt G Miller (Bathgate) 5 and 4S Hall (East Renfrewshire) bt R Jack (Dumfries and Galloway) 1 holeJ Gallagher (Crow Wood) bt L Pacitti (Sandyhills) 2 and 1C Linton (Dunblane New) bt L alliday (Cardross) 6 and 5P McPhee (King James VI) bt K Reid (Elderslie) 2 and 1E Scott (St Andrews) bt M Scott (Hamilton) at 20thR Hislop (Pines) bt A Loch (Pumpherston) 2 holesB MacDonald (Torrance House) bt J Manson (Oldmeldrum) 2 and 1A Blaney (Liberton) bt J Bryce (Strathaven) 4 and 3S Gadsby (Crieff) bt R Calladine (Dunaverty) 5 and 3M Smith (Troon Welbeck) bt J Innes (Kirkcudbright) 6 and 5K Mustard (Elgin) bt P Timmons (Troon St Meddans) at 19thJ Jamieson (St Andrews New) bt I McDowall (East Kilbride) 4 and 2G Forsyth (Inverness) bt G Caldwell (Inverness) 1 holeJ Scott (East Renfrewshire) bt S Thorburn (Ayr Belleisle) 5 and 4G Roger (Clober) bt P Green (Forres) 1 hole.G Foley (Ralston) bt C Scott (Duddingston) 7 and 5S Gray (West Lothian) bt R Di Murro (Greenock) 3 and 2J Reid (Mount Ellen) bt L Campbell (Baberton) 4 and 2G Bowman (Monifieth) bt F Smith (Paisley) 1 holeG Smail (Craigielaw) bt C Boyd (Lanark) at the 19thS Watt (Old Course Ranfurly) bt C Lamb (Newmachar) 2 holesC O'Neil (Pollok) bt C Cunningham (Royal Musselburgh) 4 and 2E Bradley (Mount Ellen) bt G Balfour (Douglas Park) 4 and 3J Scott (Deeside) bt C Gorrie (Kilmarnock Barassie) 1 holeA McDougall (Elderslie) bt C Norman (Dullatur) 2 holesR Campbell (Grangemouth) bt A McMillan (Easter Moffat) at 22ndG Nicoll (Glenbervie) bt J Wright (Forres) 2 and 1S Smith (Monifieth) bt J Duncan (Newmachar) 4 and 3C Kirkwood (Bearsden) bt R Simpson (Bonnyton) 2 and 1C Forbes (Carnwath) bt G Barrowman (Clydebank and District) 3 and 2L Gaughan (Bathgate) bt R Storrier (Downfield) 1 holeA Carrick (Douglas Park) bt S Smith (Deeside) 2 and 1R Wilkie (Greenock) bt G Young (Williamwood) at 19thG Chalmers (Dollar) bt J Milne (Elgin) 3 and 2P Sangster (Thurso) bt L Morgan (Newbattle) at 19thG Ritchie (Troon Welbeck) bt E Robertson (Inchmarlo) 3 and 2E Douglas (Dunblane New) bt J Reid (Drumpellier) 3 and 2C Cromar (Aboyne) bt T Dingwall (Nairn Dunbar) 2 and 1S Costello (Kirkhill) bt M Manson (Fortrose and Rosemarkie) 1 holeA Borg (Penwortham) bt B Todd (Greenburn) 4 and 3A Tillie (Grangemouth) bt J Thorburn (Dunfermline) 4 and 2M Giovannetti (Douglas Park) bt G Paterson (Ranfurly Castle) 2 and 1F Thain (West Linton) bt G Dunsmore (Saline) 2 holesD Docherty (Bonnyton) bt J Savage (Cawder) 2 holesC McKay (Grange) bt A Collier (Balbirnie Park) at 19thN McArthur (Bishopbriggs) bt R Beattie (Hawick) 3 and 1L Johnston (Dumfries and County) bt A Ferguson (Paisley) 1 holeC West (Scotscraig) bt A McLachlan (Bonnyton) 1 holeL McAlpine (Invergordon) bt D Wright (Cathcart Castle) 9 and 8G Stewart (Crieff) bt L Carruthers (Powfoot) 2 holesG Forrest (Craigielaw) bt C Mitchell (Leven Thistle) 3 and 2F Brown (Nairn Dunbar) bt L Chambers (Cardross) 3 and 1J Williams (Castle Douglas) bt A Whyte (St Andrews New) 3 and 2C Porciani (Ayr Belleisle) bt C McLay (Bishopbriggs) 6 and 5S Burgess (Nairn) bt R McKenzie (Troon Welbeck) 4 and 3C Stewart (Brora) bt G Burns (Williamwood) at 19thR Gillan (Torrance House) bt B Gibson (Troon Welbeck) 5 and 4S Wearing (Bishopbriggs) bt N McGregor (Stirling) 1 holeR Gordon (Alford) bt J Nordbo (Largs) 3 and 2J Burrows (Pitlochry) bt A Carrell (Peterculter) 1 holeA O'Donnell (Greenock Whinhill) bt A Wiseman (Fraserburgh) 4 and 3D Thompsett (Aboyne) bt R Munro (Monifieth) 1 holeI Watson (St Andrews) bt A Easton (Strathmore) 3 and 2R Black (Alness) bt S McPherson (Burntisland Golf House) 3 and 2C Beveridge (Troon Welbeck) bt F Sandison (Blairgowrie) 2 holes