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East Lothian Council has announced they will assist Haddington, Musselburgh and Tranent with installing floodlights.
 


So this means that among LL, EOS Premier and the top halves of EOS First Division conferences, the only clubs without lights nor formally announced schemes for them - from what I've seen - are:
* Vale of Leithen
* Crossgates Primrose
* Kinnoull, Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts, Glenrothes


Indeed if all these schemes came to fruition the only other clubs without lighting would be St Andrews (who have been mentioned), Oakley, Ormiston, Peebles, Craigroyston, Tweedmouth and Arniston.

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East Lothian Council has announced they will assist Haddington, Musselburgh and Tranent with installing floodlights.
 

So this means that among LL, EOS Premier and the top halves of EOS First Division conferences, the only clubs without lights nor formally announced schemes for them - from what I've seen - are:
* Vale of Leithen
* Crossgates Primrose
* Kinnoull, Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts, Glenrothes


Indeed if all these schemes came to fruition the only other clubs without lighting would be St Andrews (who have been mentioned), Oakley, Ormiston, Peebles, Craigroyston, Tweedmouth and Arniston.
Ormiston must feel a bit left out after all the hard work they have put in

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On 24/10/2019 at 18:26, calmac25 said:
On 24/10/2019 at 18:19, HibeeJibee said:
East Lothian Council has announced they will assist Haddington, Musselburgh and Tranent with installing floodlights.
 

So this means that among LL, EOS Premier and the top halves of EOS First Division conferences, the only clubs without lights nor formally announced schemes for them - from what I've seen - are:
* Vale of Leithen
* Crossgates Primrose
* Kinnoull, Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts, Glenrothes


Indeed if all these schemes came to fruition the only other clubs without lighting would be St Andrews (who have been mentioned), Oakley, Ormiston, Peebles, Craigroyston, Tweedmouth and Arniston.

Ormiston must feel a bit left out after all the hard work they have put in

Unfortunately Ormiston have the same dog walking brigade who “have” to walk their dog in the park. By enclosing the ground this takes away their only available area - apparently the great variety of walks locally aren’t near enough for them. 

And that’s before they’re even told about floodlights - I hate to think what they’re reaction to that would be.

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My understanding was there was going to be a gate put up and be closed when a games on n opened back up. Think the council has gaun back on its word about replacing the stand they lost also

Unfortunately Ormiston have the same dog walking brigade who “have” to walk their dog in the park. By enclosing the ground this takes away their only available area - apparently the great variety of walks locally aren’t near enough for them. 

And that’s before they’re even told about floodlights - I hate to think what they’re reaction to that would be.

 

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Nothing good will come of more devils lanterns I tell thee, Satan himself will be lurking on the wing, in the bit of the pitch not quite covered........

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Is there a list of clubs now licenced or about to get licenced?

theres a hefty imbalance in favour of the east of the central belt?

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17 minutes ago, BS7 said:

Is there a list of clubs now licenced or about to get licenced?

theres a hefty imbalance in favour of the east of the central belt?

 

On 11/01/2020 at 21:49, FairWeatherFan said:

 

Floodlights(?)

  1. Bo'ness United
  2. Camelon Juniors
  3. Dalkeith Thistle
  4. Dunipace
  5. Dunbar United
  6. Newtongrange Star
  7. Tranent Juniors

Floodlight Fundraising

  1. Edinburgh United
  2. Haddington Athletic
  3. Musselburgh Athletic
  4. St Andrews United

 

 

That's roughly the list of clubs that are known to be in the licencing application process at the minute.

And yes its all very lopsided to the East of Scotland these days.

Outside the Lowland League all you have is Threave Rovers, St Cuthbert Wanderers, Wigtown & Bladnoch, Newton Stewart, Glasgow University and Girvan. A grand total of 6 with only 4 in the pyramid. Girvan also have concerns of not having floodlights which might apply to a couple in the SOS.

Edit: Current list of licensed clubd

https://www.scottishfa.co.uk/media/5905/club-licensing-current-update-december-2019.pdf

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That's roughly the list of clubs that are known to be in the licencing application process at the minute.
And yes its all very lopsided to the East of Scotland these days.
Outside the Lowland League all you have is Threave Rovers, St Cuthbert Wanderers, Wigtown & Bladnoch, Newton Stewart, Glasgow University and Girvan. A grand total of 6 with only 4 in the pyramid. Girvan also have concerns of not having floodlights which might apply to a couple in the SOS.
Edit: Current list of licensed clubd
https://www.scottishfa.co.uk/media/5905/club-licensing-current-update-december-2019.pdf
Yeah, Wigtown at the very least don't have lights, and I'm not sure they'd be in a place to get them installed

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8 minutes ago, Craig the Hunter said:
3 hours ago, FairWeatherFan said:
That's roughly the list of clubs that are known to be in the licencing application process at the minute.
And yes its all very lopsided to the East of Scotland these days.
Outside the Lowland League all you have is Threave Rovers, St Cuthbert Wanderers, Wigtown & Bladnoch, Newton Stewart, Glasgow University and Girvan. A grand total of 6 with only 4 in the pyramid. Girvan also have concerns of not having floodlights which might apply to a couple in the SOS.
Edit: Current list of licensed clubd
https://www.scottishfa.co.uk/media/5905/club-licensing-current-update-december-2019.pdf

Yeah, Wigtown at the very least don't have lights, and I'm not sure they'd be in a place to get them installed

Well well, what do we have here: https://eaccess.dumgal.gov.uk/online-applications/caseDetails.do?caseType=Application&keyVal=PWL8DNGBJVZ00

Hadn't thought about checking Wigtown until now. Looks like they've used the same agent as many other east clubs, with the supporting statement saying "the club have recently been promoted to the Lowlands league of Scotland Football League." - not that the council have noticed. :lol: Permission granted in December though, so they might yet have a chance of keeping their licence.

Girvan haven't applied for planning permission.

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Of course obtaining permission doesn't necessarily mean all have raised the cash. Also remains to be seen what happens if a club fail to comply on time... Cove + Vale did but remained in HL + LL/St Cuthbert + Newton Stewart (for 2yrs IIRC) did but remained in Scottish Cup/Wigtown withdrew > returned/etc.

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Creetown also have planning permission for floodlights and have a newish pavilion, enclosed ground and compliant cover.

Mid Annandale also hoping to get a stand and new facilities but seems to be slower progress

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1 hour ago, calmac25 said:

Creetown also have planning permission for floodlights and have a newish pavilion, enclosed ground and compliant cover.

Mid Annandale also hoping to get a stand and new facilities but seems to be slower progress

Impressive work there and Lochmaben.

Presumably they'd need bigger cover as doubt 100 can watch from this (20 per bay?!)...

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... although tbf Golspie somehow got away with...

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Heston are an obvious candidate for licensing as they've been at Palmerston since 2013 but so far haven't taken the plunge

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Not necessarily going to reach fruition imminently... from acorns mighty oaks grow... but Fife club Oakley United are the latest East of Scotland club to fill their nights with electric dreams.

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Saw the evidence for this on Saturday with the markings for the cable trenches and positioning of the lights,which have been acquired and are in storage.Great to see the progress of the club continue.

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Council funding rescues Vale and Coldstream who'll join the 'Volt Age':


I've considerable sympathy for Peebles, Eyemouth and Duns (who actually put in trunking / cabling when built NHP) tbf.

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Non League Scotland Retweeted

Vale of Leithen [email protected]

 

Delighted to hear that Scottish Borders Council are financially supporting our floodlight project. This is a significant step in securing our future as a licenced club. Our planning application was submitted before Christmas, and a planning committee date will be announced soon

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