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PEEBLES is set to star on the big screen from today in an epic move about golf's greatest father and son.

And tourism bosses hope an accompanying locations guide will lead to a further boost for the town.

Tommy’s Honour is released in Scottish cinemas today (Friday), followed by a general release next week.

Directed by Jason Connery and based on the critically acclaimed book by Kevin Cook, the film tells the story of Old Tom Morris and Young Tom Morris from St Andrews.

It was filmed in various locations in Fife, East Lothian, Midlothian and Peebles.

The Northgate and other locations around the town were used by the film company during August, 2015.

Borders actor Jack Lowden plays Young Tom, who is considered the first true superstar of golf, winning The Open four times before he was 21.

Old Tom, played by Scottish acting veteran Peter Mullan, was not only a four-time Open winner, but he is also credited with designing or influencing around 60 courses throughout the UK and Ireland.

To celebrate the film’s release, VisitScotland has produced a map highlighting the filming locations as well as a trip planner detailing some of the best Old Tom Morris-designed golf courses around the country.

Malcolm Roughead, chief executive of VisitScotland, said: “Old Tom Morris is known as the Grandfather of Golf, while Young Tom was the game’s first superstar, so their sporting legacy is immense.

"Tommy’s Honour will help to highlight their unique contribution to Scottish history, helping to cement the worldwide reputation of Scotland as a whole – and St Andrews in particular – as the Home of Golf.

"One of Scotland’s most famous exports, golf tourism is worth £286 million to the Scottish economy with almost 750,000 visitor rounds played every year.”