There will be a lot of activity around the Kinloch Green area soon following Argyll and Bute Council’s announcement that work is due to start on Campbeltown’s all weather pitch at the end of March.
The project which is being funded by the council and sportscotland will see a floodlit third generation (3G) multi use synthetic turf pitch which on the Kinloch Green site.
Contractors A P Thompson Sports Engineering, who have worked on a similar projects recently in Orkney, Kinlochleven and Edinburgh, will be on site from 26 March.
The council will also remove turf from the site of the pitch which it will recycle in projects around the Kintyre area.
Head of Community and Culture Donald MacVicar said, “I am delighted that we now have a start date for this project. It is a very exciting time for Campbeltown and Kintyre with the all weather pitch offering new opportunities for sports clubs in the area. It not only means that sports fixtures can take place even in inclement weather but also that clubs can deliver coaching to improve skills development throughout the year.”
A spokesperson for South Kintyre Sports Council’s All Weather Pitch Campaign said “It’s great to hear that work on the all weather pitch will finally start. After a dignified campaign by the community over the last 10 years it’s still hard to believe it is actually happening. We have no doubt that the investment by the Council’s CHORD project and Sport Scotland will create a legacy for sport in the town and we look forward to working with the Council to maximise use for our local sports clubs and casual users”