What is the future for Kirkintilloch Rob Roy?

PHONE MAST AT ROB ROY'EM'27/10/10
PHONE MAST AT ROB ROY'EM'27/10/10

A CASH crisis has sparked concerns for the future of one of Scotland’s must prestigious Scottish junior teams - Kirkintilloch Rob Roy.

The Adamslie outfit’s ambitious plans to move to a new stadium on the outskirts of the town, between Birdston Road and Campie Road, have been plagued by delays and look set to be kicked into touch by planning chiefs.

Coupled with poor attendances and rising costs, the junior club’s financial position is giving officials cause for serious concerns.

Rob Roy general secretary Charlie O’Brien, told the Herald: “Financially the stadium (project) has cost us a lot of money. I am worried for the club’s future unless decisions are made by the council and other bodies.”

A move to Tottie’s Park, in the Hillhead area of Kirkintilloch, has been mooted as a potential alternative, though the Herald understands this could also raise objections from some councillors and local residents.

Strathkelvin and Bearsden MSP David Whitton said: “I am concerned for the future of Rob Roy, they are an intricate part of the local community. They need to know what’s happening with the current application.”

See this week’s Herald for the full story.

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