Stemming for a wide community consultation exercise, Fraserburgh South Links Sport Development Trust (FSLSDT) propose to construct a 6 lane synthetic floodlit running track with throwing and jumping facilities. The centre of the track design will accommodate a high quality grass football pitch, and the site will be encircled with an all-abilities cycle path. This project will support the significant number of football teams of all ages, and accommodate the growing number of young people involved in Athletics in the area and the sizable jog Scotland group. The provision of the cycle track will provide a safe space for both introduction to cycling and disability cycling. At present, the Fraserburgh Development Trust have invested in adapted bikes for users with disabilities, and this will give them a place to promote and increase the use of these.
From initial consultation with a number of sports clubs and organisations, the Fraserburgh Development Trust have supported the creation of FSLSDT bringing together representatives of football, athletics, and cycling in the area to develop their sports and the opportunities for members of the wider community on the South Links site.
The project has been developed in consultation with local teams, sports governing bodies and key community leaders and representatives to ensure maximum benefit and usage, best suited to the widest range of stakeholders. By providing high quality, affordable, sports facilities, it provides a distraction from the temptation of anti-social behaviour.