Ross Sutherland hoping charity fundraiser will cover finishing touches on new clubhouse in Invergordon
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Ross Sutherland hope that their March Into May charity fundraiser can be the last push they need to complete their new clubhouse.
The Invergordon facility is a project that the Stags have been working on since before the pandemic, but has hit delays time and time again due to Covid-19 restrictions, and the knock-on effect that has had on fundraising.
Plenty of progress has still been made, but with a five-figure investment still needed to put the final touches on the clubhouse club president John Scott hopes the finishing line is quickly coming into sight for all involved.
“As you might expect, with Covid the cost of materials have risen a wee bit, so we need to bring a bit more in,” Scott explained.
“Windows went in upstairs, the plasterboard is done upstairs, the lift is going in early April.
“We’re well on with it. The changing rooms downstairs, we haven’t got the internal walls up but we’re not far off.
“It’s taking quite a while because there have been various hiccups along the way – one of them being our lack of fundraising capability due to Covid.
“We couldn’t get out there like we normally would, hence March into May to try and finish things off.”
Scott is confident that those people who have been away from the club for over a year – and even those with no affiliation to the Stags – will see a big difference.
“Our treasurer hadn’t been in the club for four or five months,” he added.
“When he went inside the clubhouse – last time he was in there were no floorboards upstairs, but now it’s like ‘wow’.
“There aren’t many spaces in Invergordon like that to use.
“There’s the social club, but there’s not really a town hall, there’s not a meeting place for everyone.
“We’re looking forward to playing our part as a club and being that place people can come to and have a cup of coffee or a pint, and just chill out. We’ve got some really good stuff going on.”