ACTION at a brand new community-owned sports facility in North Queensferry kicked off this weekend.

The community centre’s Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) was opened officially on Saturday and, with its 2G pitch and floodlights, boasts facilities for activities including football, netball, tennis, hockey and basketball.

Villagers have been working together to find a way to build a sports facility since 2011 and their dreams were realised thanks to a three-year fundraising effort and donations of £175,000 from Fife Council and £50,000 from Fife Environment Trust.

Danny Howie, chair of the community centre’s management committee, told the Press: “The whole community have got behind this project and we now have a top-quality facility that will really add to what the community centre already has to offer,” he said.

Gordon Hay, secretary of NQ Football Club, added: “This will make such a difference to the training sessions we are able to put on for our teams. Until now, we have had to book different pitches at different sites around Fife and now we will be able to provide our sessions locally and know we are supporting the community centre.”

Cllr Alice McGarry, convener of the South West Fife area committee, officially opened the area.

“It’s great to see the hard work and dedication of the local community paying off. This is set to be a fantastic example of how community-led services can be delivered.”

The MUGA is free and available to use by all members of the public. Groups who register with the community centre will be able to book slots and use the floodlights.

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