New 3G pitch for Rothesay

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Published Date: 

18 May 2015 - 16:01

PEOPLE on the island of Bute are set to benefit from a fantastic new resource provided by Argyll and Bute Council later this summer. 

The current 2G sand-dressed pitch at Rothesay Joint Campus is being replaced and upgraded to a brand new 3G sports pitch which has been carefully selected, in consultation with the school, to accommodate a wide range of sporting activities.

The new 40mm 3G pitch means that the island’s young people will have a top quality facility which fully supports and enhances Rothesay Joint Campus’s physical education curriculum. It will also be available for local sports teams, clubs and people in the community to use out of school hours.

Provost of Argyll and Bute, Councillor Len Scoullar, who represents Bute on Argyll and Bute Council, is delighted that people on Bute can look forward to a brand new sports facility on the island. He said: “This will bring real benefits to local people of all ages who enjoy sport and I am sure that the local community will welcome this news.

“We have spent time talking with the school about what sort of surface will best suit their needs and will allow people to take part in as many different sporting activities as possible. The new 40mm 3G surface which will be installed is suitable for a wide range of sports including football, hockey, shinty, non-contact rugby and athletics, and will therefore satisfy as many competing demands as possible.

“I am very much looking forward to seeing people on Bute enjoying their new pitch when it is ready for action. The aim is that it will be ready for the start of the new school term in August.”