Where next for Rob Roy FC?


THE hunt is on for a new field of dreams for Kirkintilloch Rob Roy after long-running plans to move to a new stadium in Hayston bit the dust.

Rob Roy stadium project manager Colin Smith told the Herald the club had a “good session” with planning officers from East Dunbartonshire Council last Wednesday, and have scheduled weekly meetings in a bid to get the blueprint for Rabs’ new facility given the all-clear.

Mr Smith said: “Identifying a site is very much in our control. I would be disappointed if we can’t do that by the middle of March.”

The sale of the car park at Rob Roy’s Adamslie ground to housing developers Turnberry is nearly complete.

Mr Smith said: “People may feel this (the stadium project) has taken an inordinate amount of time, but the driving force of this is the sale of the car park - without that money we can’t continue with any other aspects.”

Mr Smith confirmed the club still intends building a state-of-the-art 4G pitch, which could be used by the community.

The Herald understands that a number of sites in Kirkintilloch are being investigated as potential locations for the new stadium.

These still include the previously mooted move to Totty Parks, in Hillhead, and the possibility of staying at Adamslie Park and renovating the existing facility - a move club officials had been keen to avoid.