Mains Park fit for a Princess

Linlithgow RFC training facility
Linlithgow RFC training facility

Linlithgow Rugby Club’s ground, Mains Park, is receiving a spruce up in readiness for it’s Royal visitor on July 8.

Club president Craig Young said that they were honoured and delighted that HRH The Princess Royal had agreed to open the new club and community training facility.

“The Princess Royal is well-known for her long-standing support for Scottish rugby in her capacity as patron of the Scottish Rugby Union,” said Craig.

“It is exciting that she should come to see the successful result of the efforts of Linlithgow Rugby Club as a community club at the grassroots level of the game.

“It will be a tremendous day for the club and the town.”

The indoor training facility opened in November 2014. It consists of a 3G pitch, measuring 18 x 38 metres, and a strength and conditioning suite complete with changing rooms and showers.

The project cost about £500,000 and the facility was built with financial assistance from sportscotland, the Land Trust and Cash Back for Communities plus a significant effort by the rugby club itself.

Members have raised nearly £80,000 through a variety of fundraising events, including a Gala Dinner at Murrayfield in partnership with the Bill McLaren Foundation.