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July completion date for Helmsdale MUGA after roof delivery delay

By Caroline McMorran

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A NEW £500,000 multi-use games area (MUGA) under construction in Helmsdale should be completed by the end of July, it is hoped.

Work on the project began in January when local contractors cleared the site and sports facility specialists DOE Sport started the build. It had been hoped to have it completed by March.

Macbeath Architects, Invergordon, have designed the new MUGA.
Macbeath Architects, Invergordon, have designed the new MUGA.

However Helmsdale and District Development Trust, who are behind the scheme, said some delays had been experienced in the delivery of a roof for the MUGA.

A post on the organisation's social media page said: "It is now winging its way to us and is expected to arrive in Helmsdale on May 22.

"We are currently aiming to complete the development at the end of July."

The MUGA is being built on the site of the port's tennis courts, which were in a dilapidated condition.

It consists of a 3G astro turf pitch for football, hockey and shinty; along with a porous Macadam surface for tennis, basketball and netball.

A roof cover is being added to one side.

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