Leith Rules Golf Society
The aim of the Society is to increase the recognition of Leith Links as the home of the earliest recorded rules of golf and one of the game's prominent early locations

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For golf, for Leith, for Edinburgh and for Scotland - be part of golfing history and help us to raise the funds and bring Rattray to Leith Links. [The John Rattray Statue Fund is a constituted fund of Foundation Scotland (SC022910)]

Statue of John Rattray sited on Leith Links

Our major project is to fund a statue of John Rattray, the Captain of the club by winning the first "Open" golf competition at the Links in 1744 and the signatory to the first rules.
The larger than life-size Bronze Statue by renowned Fife sculptor, David Annand, is planned to be located at the site of the original first hole at Leith Links.

The Original Rules of Golf - A film by Leith Rules Golf Society To see the film by John Duncan click here

2016: "The Statue is coming closer"
A total of 50,000 is needed for the casting of the statue in bronze with its supporting plinth. To date good progress is being made with 35,000 - 70% - of this figure being raised. That leaves just 15,000 to bring John Rattray to Leith Links.

The first major stage has been completed with a full size clay model of Rattray made and moulds for the bronze casting taken.  These moulds are now at Powderhall Bronze ready for casting any help you are able to give to gain the funding needed for the next stage the bronze casting - would be much appreciated. Please click here to see the work in progress.

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Download a donation form PDF format or RTF Format or  or click on this link to donate online. NB If you are a UK taxpayer, please sign the Gift Aid Declaration as this will significantly increase the value of your donation.

List of our current donors
List of some of our other key supporters
Download the Appeal leaflet

A video of the Rattray project is coming soon with commentary by renowned Amateur Golfer, Peter McEvoy OBE copy available from December watch this space!

The Muirfield Experience - Tuesday 27th October 2015
It seems a long time ago now, but the memories of the great day are still fresh in the mind! We did have concerns about what the weather would throw at us in late-October in Scotland, but we needn't have worried - the day dawned beautifully and flat-calm. A detailed report together with photographs can be found here

We were featured on the STV Edinburgh TV channel. Click here to view the broadcast.


The Maquette
Our maquette of the statue was created by sculptor David Annand. Please click here for further images of the Maquette