The Proclaimers have backed the Save Meadowbank campaign by joining the call for all of Meadowbank’s facilities to be retained and upgraded.
The City of Edinburgh Council’s Lib Dem/SNP administration, supported by the Tories, want to scale down the hugely popular Edinburgh sports site, which hosted both the 1970 and 1986 Commonwealth Games. Most of the existing sports provision will go and around forty per cent of the land will be sold for housing.
Thousands have objected to this plan, which will affect dozens of sports. A high-profile campaign to save the landmark site has attracted support from many local personalities, including Radio One DJ Edith Bowman, X factor winner Leon Jackson and triple Olympic gold medallist Chris Hoy, who recently fronted a campaign video.
Now The Proclaimers have pledged their support to save the entire site. Charlie and Craig Reid said: “Meadowbank is a vitally important facilty for Edinburgh. The fact that succesive councils let it get into a state of disrepair was very regretable. We fully support the retention and upgrading of Meadowbank and all sports facilities.”
Save Meadowbank spokesman Kevin Connor welcomed The Proclaimers continued support. He said: “People all over the world, from the Cayman Islands to New Zealand, have asked the Scottish Government to provide money for sports facilities. Meadowbank is an iconic site synonymous with sport and we should be doing all we can to retain our facilities.”
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