Work could start on Stonehaven’s long-awaited all-weather pitch facility next month following a grant from Sports Scotland.
Members of the Stonehaven Community All Weather Surface Facility Committee (SCAWSFC) are due to pick their preferred contractor this week which could see work start sooner rather than later.
Douglas Samways, chair of SCAWSFC, said: “It is a huge relief and I’m pleased that something that the community has been asking for will come to fruition.
‘‘I would like to thank all the volunteers who have done a great job in seeing this through and Aberdeenshire Council for their continued support throughout this as I know this has taken a while to get going.”
Stonehaven and District Community Council agreed to be the applicant back in 2013 which saw them foot the planning application costs.
The project will turn one of the existing pitches at Mineralwell Park into the all-weather facility which will be suitable for football and rugby.
Another area of the park will see a pitch suitable for netball and basketball, which would be available to schools and the community.