MP for East Dunbartonshire Jo Swinson has urged East Dunbartonshire Council (EDC) to work constructively with Kirkintilloch Community Sports Club (KCSC) and Rob Roy Football Club on plans for the football club’s new stadium complex.
Rob Roy FC have been without a home ground since the end of the 2013/14 season, and currently play home matches at Guy’s Meadow, Cumbernauld United’s stadium. The 139 year-old football club is facing increasing financial pressure on account of continued uncertainty over their future home.
Jo said: “The proposed development offers a great opportunity for Rob Roy FC to expand on their excellent work at junior level, and would provide fantastic sports facilities available to the whole community in Kirkintilloch.
“There is clearly a very strong case for pushing ahead with these plans. Given the difficult situation the club is in, such action is extremely time-sensitive, and I urge EDC to collaborate in a constructive manner with KCSC and Rob Roy FC to make quick progress on the agreement of a feasible plan.
“There is great affection for Rob Roy FC within Kirkintilloch. This is a club with a long and proud history and it is important that a positive approach is taken by EDC to help secure its future.”