New life for Loanhead sports hall

The interior of the new-look Bayne Memorial Hall, Loanhead.
The interior of the new-look Bayne Memorial Hall, Loanhead.

Midlothian’s newest sports centre – the indoor football facility at the Bayne Memorial Hall – will be officially unveiled next week.

Loanhead Miners’ Youth Football Club has invited guests and young footballers to the event on Friday, June 3.

The club won a £250,000 WRG Communities Challenge award and received a £63,000 Cashback for Communities grant towards the project to refurbish the former Scout hall.

Work began in 2010, but the original contractor went into administration only a few weeks prior to completion of the scheme. The project was completed this month by Midlothian-based John Dennis and Company.

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