Kirkintilloch Rob Roy approached PMR Leisure to ask for support to help them use the funds from the sale of the ground to create a community sports club for the town of Kirkintilloch.
Over the last 8 months, 5 partner clubs along with the Leisure Trust and local primary school have come together to develop plans for the newly formed Kirkintilloch Community Sports Club.
The site at Southbank Road is strategically significant in the town as it is using a reclaimed regenerated site. The site sits next to the newly built Langlands Primary School and the Council Head Office on the other side. Adjacent to the site is a business park and the ClydeCanal. The opportunity for significant day time as well as evening usage as this site is in the heart of activity in the town, will play a major part in the long term sustainability of this great project.
The project team (PMR Leisure and Project Managers CRGP) are working with all local partners and agencies to bring this exciting project together which will provide a new chapter in the life of Rob Roy. It will be the first project in Scotland within Junior football where a ground has been sold to enable a major community club project to be developed.
The Club like all football clubs in Scotland face a challenging future and see this partnership approach bringing a completely new era to the Club.
Those partners involved who have formed Kirkintilloch Community Sports Club includes Strathkelvin Shinty Club (who have not been able to play in East Dunbartonshire before now due to lack of facilities), Bishopbriggs Acro Gymnastics, Chung Yong Tae Kwon Do, East Dunbartonshire Culture & Leisure Trust, Langlands Primary School, Rob Roy FC and Rob Roy Youth Section.