Update on pavilion work

Improvements: Work is ongoing and improvements have been achieved.
Improvements: Work is ongoing and improvements have been achieved.

Work has been ongoing to improve the football pitches on the South Links since the pitches were transferred into the care of Maconachie Road Football Development group (MRFD).

Local Councillor Ian Tait has been working with the footballers to improve the pavilion facilities. He said: “The two football pitches on the south links were not very good and so we asked the officials to create one good pitch out of the two. That was done and that pitch is playable when the rest are not.

“We agreed that the former Bowling Green between beside the pavilion would be made available for training and also the tennis courts during the winter months and the tennis courts will be re-surfaced.

“The putting green will stay as it is but the major difference is that all these areas are now illuminated. The lights that had been put up previously were defunct and so I discussed this with officials and money was found to bring the defunct lights back into use and also new ones were installed to cover the new training areas including that piece of ground just south of the skatepark.

“It was agreed by all of us from the start that any training improvements had to be available to all the clubs and footballers in Fraserburgh and the villages and country areas.

“I would really like to see MRFD taking on the job of handing out putters and tennis rackets and selling crisps and juices. That used to happen and it would encourage great use of the putting green and tennis courts. I have raised this with MRFD and I am hopeful this will happen.”