Vandalism is ‘slap in the face’ for Fort volunteers

Members of the Fort William FC Committee get stuck in to drainage works which have just started at Claggan Park. Photograph: Iain Ferguson,

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Fort William FC manager Peter Murphy has expressed his dismay at damage caused by vandals at Claggan Park last weekend.

For the past two weeks members of The Fort committee along with players and supporters have been busy paving the way for required improvements at Claggan Park by starting to lay the lateral drainage on the pitch.

On Monday morning, however the group of hard working volunteers arrived to find the mess caused by visitors over the weekend.

‘I’m hugely disappointed to see that some people have come into the park over the weekend and smashed seats in the stand and left lots of empty drink bottles and cans around,’ said Murphy.

‘Unfortunately as Claggan is a public park we cannot lock the gates. It’s a slap in the face for all the incredible guys who are working tirelessly to make Claggan Park a ground to be proud of.’

Over the past few months the club has been raising money for the improvements by selling football cards online with added support from a number of local organisations. The remedial work is being carried out by volunteer committee members, players and followers of the club.