Threat To Musselburgh's All-Weather Track

Thursday, 17th May 2007

Scotland's historic East Lothian-based Musselburgh racetrack's £12 million (A$28.8m) plan "to transform the course (which has held race meetings since 1816) by installing a floodlit all-weather track, could be on the scrapheap by the end of the month," reported racingpost.co.uk. After the recent UK elections, a Scottish National Party & Liberal Democrat coalition "is now in charge of East Lothian Council, which this week appointed 4 councillors opposed to the development to the 7-man board of directors at the racecourse which it owns"; in addition, the £9 million (A$21.6m) loan voted through by the previous Labour administration to help finance the project "has to be finalised by the local authority on May 29 &, following the political shift, could now be cancelled".

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