Helping hand for Dalkeith Thistle

Jim Butt and Tam Gilhooley are pictured with John Burnett Jnr (middle), a Director at Dalkeith Demolition.
Jim Butt and Tam Gilhooley are pictured with John Burnett Jnr (middle), a Director at Dalkeith Demolition.

The Midlothian Advertiser has played a key role in securing the future of Dalkeith Thistle Football Club.

Thanks to a little help from the club’s friendly local newspaper, state-of-the-art CCTV has been installed at its King’s Park ground.

The move comes just weeks after the premises were targeted by vandals. Overnight on August 27, two pay booths were damaged to the tune of £400.

The culprits also splashed yellow paint around the concrete entrance to the ground. The incident was the fourth of its kind in less than a year. A portable cabin was broken into last season, and in a separate incident, someone tried to set fire to a covered enclosure.

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