Free to use goalposts and pitch in Stornoway

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Pictured with brand new goals for public free use are councillors Gordon Murray and Rae Mackenzie,along with Phyllis Macdonald, Mabel Martin, Chairman Cab Stewart,and Secretary Angela Ferguson,all of the Bayhead Community Association and Iain ‘GG’ Campbell of the CNES sports staff.

After calls from younger people in the area claiming there were no areas of ground for unoffical football kicakbouts – without having to hire a pitch - Bayhead Community Association suggested using of the area at the corner of Smith Avenue and Goathill Road as this grassy area had been used in the past but without posts.

Councillors Mackenzie and Murray who had both had requests for such a facility, provided ward funds through the BCA and Manor Residents Association. In addition thanks are to the Sports staff of CNES for providing help in ordering and erecting the goal posts,and advice.