Visitors to KGV today will have noticed the arrival of the hockey club's new shipping container, the first spending of all those funds raised towards the new pitch. The container will be used to house maintenance equipment - a mini-tractor and various brushes - once everything is installed.

We are nearing completion of the lease of the land from KGV to Kinross Astro, the new charity that will own and operate the pitch. While that is being finalised, we are working on some issues with the drainage underneath the pitch, and after that we hope to be in a position to place the contract to install the pitch.

Which can't happen a moment too soon.