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Gala Fairydean Rovers FC have shut the Netherdale grandstand until early 2019 to allow an essential restoration project to get underway on the 54-year-old structure. The club is working in partnership with Scottish Borders Council and charity Live Borders to ensure the long-term future of the iconic Womersley stand.
Access to the stand has been blocked off for spectators to ensure public safety and also to enable the tests to be carried out uninterrupted. The information from the surveys will be used to inform the restoration of the iconic structure.
Councillor Euan Jardine, Scottish Borders Council’s Executive Member for Culture and Sport, added: “Gala Fairydean Rovers is doing some fantastic work in the community ... Alongside its community work, the club is also best known for its striking Peter Womersley designed grandstand which attracts admirers from far and wide. I am pleased a project is being progressed to preserve the stand and hope the club, Council, Live Borders and other partners can work together to ensure it remains in place for many years to come.”