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Forres Mechanics get ready for new Highland League season with renovation work at Mosset Park home and a link-up with Forres Golf Club

By Craig Christie

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READY for another Highland League campaign, Forres Mechanics' Mosset Park home has a refreshed look to it.

Changing room renovation at Mosset Park.
Changing room renovation at Mosset Park.

For the first time since being built in 1986, the players’ changing rooms and showers have had a complete overhaul and the sponsors lounge has been tgiven a makeover.

Corridors, communal areas and hallways are also being given a lick of paint for the start of the season.

Mosset Park, home of Forres Mechanics.
Mosset Park, home of Forres Mechanics.

Overseeing the works has been local plumber and Cans' stalwart David Mackintosh (Tosh).

He said: “The works have been a long time coming. This is the first time since 1986, since the place was built that there have been new changing facilities and showers.

“The sponsors’ lounge has also been getting some TLC and has new carpets and toilets.

New showers at Mosset Park.
New showers at Mosset Park.

“The work is being undertaken by volunteers made up of club board members and supporters.”

Externally, a collaboration has taken place with support being provided by Forres Golf Club and in turn Sandy Thomson from Thomson’s Garage.

Board members Sandy Aird and Derek Fraser – otherwise known as the Terrace Terrors - are assisting head groundsman Steven Simpson.

“Myself and Derek look after the maintenance of the terraces and surrounding areas and Steven is in charge of the pitch," Aird said.

“We have come to an agreement with Forres Golf Club management team to hire equipment for major grounds work required on the pitch and receive advice from their green staff.

"The equipment is being transported by Sandy from Thomson’s Garage so it’s a real community collaboration.

“The Club has also invested in new grass cutting equipment over the past year which will make for much easier maintenance. There’s a lot happening.”

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