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Assurances have been given that the Town Hall Brae will be open as usual for riders and spectators this Saturday for the flagship finish to the Scottish Six Days Trial (SSDT), despite fears to the contrary.
Concerns had been raised by spectators that the iconic final route of the SSDT would be jeopardised by the construction of a new cinema on adjacent land.
However, landowner and cinema developer Angus MacDonald said that necessary measures will be taken to ensure riders and spectators have access to the Rocky Brae for the final trial route this Saturday.
He said: ‘This Friday our diggers come back on site again and will be moving loose stuff on that side. We will be opening up the hoardings for the Six Days Trial. Then it will be closed up again for construction to be started.’
The site has been idle for several weeks following the demolition of the former dilapidated cinema building and the former DV8 clothes store on the Cameron Square site. It is hoped that the new two-screen cinema, with cafe and restaurant, will be open by May 2020, in time for next year’s SSDT motorcycle event.