Arniston to play on at Newbyres

Newbyres Park, Arniston Rangers Football Ground
Newbyres Park, Arniston Rangers Football Ground

ARNISTON Rangers are to continue playing home matches at Newbyres Park.

The decision dovetails with new plans to build a food store beside the ground.

Macdonald Estates wants to develop a Co-op outlet in Gorebridge, and has submitted a scheme to Midlothian Council.

The proposals, which include a 57-space car park and associated groundworks, are on a smaller scale to those envisaged in recent years.

Arniston Rangers had hoped the site would attract one of the big four supermarket operators, ASDA, Tesco, Sainsbury’s or Morrisons.

However, according to development consultants, ASDA’s new store on the former Dansco Dairy site at Straiton, Loanhead, diminished serious interest in a major development in Gorebridge.

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