PENICUIK ASTRO

FOLLOWING THE NEWS THAT THE COUNCIL ANNOUNCED THAT THE ASTRO PITCH WOULD BE RE TURFED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS WERE RELEASED

01/ PAYFC Chairman Colin Pryde

PAYFC Chairman Colin Pryde commentated "Absolutely delighted that PAYFC have been successful, after a long hard fight, in our campaign to have the Penicuik Astro resurfaced. This is such a vital resource for every youth in the Penicuik area and is fully utilised by our Club. My sincere thanks to all involved in this quest, both PAYFC, where Louise Shepherd and Lynn Bertram both played a starring role, Midlothian Council who have now managed their Capital Budget to ensure 2019/20 completion. Finally a massive thanks goes out to Councillor Debbie McCall and MSP Christine Graham for their assistance. Looking forward to this facility now being restored to a safe environment and playing surface. 

02/Penicuik Athletic FC Co-manager Tony Begg

 "I’m Delighted that following the efforts of all the volunteers, Midlothian council have made the right decision to replace the Penicuik Astro. The benefits of this decision for the community have been well documented and will be seen now for years to come."