We heard last night that Perth & Kinross Council have decided to put aside £86,000 towards the cost of the new pitch. Further funds have been pencilled in as a contingency.

Together with the Kinross HC pitch fund and the sums promised by the Arthur and Margaret Thompson Trust, we are now over our original funding target of £180,000. We are actually going to need somewhat more than this, but steps are being taken to ensure that the (relatively) small gap is bridged.

As ever, nothing is set in stone and there is always scope for things to go pear-shaped. We will have to discuss the process going forward with PKC to give us a better idea of where we stand, but we'll keep you posted as soon as we know something.

In the meantime though, it looks as though we are getting there.

Many thanks to Joe Giacopazzi, Willie Robertson and the other Kinrossshire representatives on PKC for their efforts on our behalf.