Connery makes new film on golfing legend

Old Tom Morris and his son Tommy were two of Scotland’s most famous golfers and their story is being told in a new film being directed by Sir Sean Connery’s son Jason based on the book Tommy’s Honour.

FalklandMorris designed the famous old course at St Andrews and lived there but in the film you may not recognize some of the scenes as being at St Andrews because they aren’t. The village of Falkland, which is a just few miles away from the home of golf, doubles up as St Andrews for the film. Falkland is one of the most beautiful villages in Scotland and indeed was designated as the very first conservation area in the country.Its biggest attraction is Falkland Palace where the Royal Stuart family spent their leisure time. Mary Queen of Scots spent some of her happiest times in Scotland in the palace which has the oldest still actively used indoor tennis court in the country dating back to 1539. The picturesque town was also used for the opening scenes of the TV series Outlander. Pictured is the Covenantor Hotel which was Mrs Baird’s B and B in the TV series.

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