Season Ahead

NEWS Monday 29th January 2018, 2:54pm

by Toby Lerone

  Edinburgh Monarchs

Armadale local councillor, Stuart Borrowman, revealed at the weekend that Council Officials are minded to grant an outline planning application for housing on the Armadale Stadium site.

The Edinburgh management wish to reassure supporters that any decision taken by councillors with regard to this application will not impact in any way on the forthcoming 70th Anniversary season at Armadale.

Said co-promoter John Campbell, "We have been aware since September last year when this application was submitted that the likely outcome would be approval. However, the stadium owners, the Cochrane family, have continued to assure us of the availability for speedway. We are continuing our plans for a bumper 70th this year."

Said owner Billy Cochrane, "I can 100% guarantee the stadium will be open for speedway at the end of March and I look forward to a successful year for the Monarchs."

Added Campbell, "Perhaps the most disappointing matter that Councillor Borrowman has revealed on Facebook is that SportScotland doesn't recognise the stadium as an outdoor sports facility."