Cutting edge stuff at Claggan Park

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Fort William Football Club isn’t letting the grass grow under its feet during the enforced ban on home games at Claggan Park.

Due to the renovation of the playing surface at the ground, the grass is now growing strongly and consistently and to help keep it to regulation length the club has bought an impressive tractor mower designed for just this purpose.

It will allow quicker grass cutting and is more flexible in the areas it can reach as it has retractable blades.

The new machine is part financed by the remains of the pitch fund donations from earlier in the year and a donation from Northern Light Consulting Limted. Fifty per cent has been paid and the remainder is due over a set period.

Sponsor Greg Riddle of Northern Light Consulting Limited along with his son, Angus, who plays in the junior side, met up with club groundsman Mark Rydings to see the new mower in action.

The club would appreciate help from any company or individual that would like to donate towards the purchase of the mower.

Photograph (NO_F48_FortFC_Grasscutter): Sponsor Greg Riddle of Northern Light Consulting Limited with his son Angus and club groundsman Mark Rydings. Photograph: Iain Ferguson,