Plans to give the maintenance of the playing surface at Rothesay’s public park over to the town’s amateur football team look likely to be scrapped amid concerns over cost.
Talks have been held in recent weeks between Argyll and Bute Council and officials from Rothesay Brandane AFC over granting the club a lease to maintain the pitch during the football season.
But the Brandanes’ secretary Hector Whitelaw and committee member Henry Tait told the latest meeting of Rothesay’s community sport hub that a deal was likely to prove too expensive for the club.
“We were quite willing to spend something on the pitch,” Mr Whitelaw said, “but it looks as if the cost to the club will be too much.”
* More on this story in the April 25 edition of The Buteman - on sale now.