Tour of Glasgow grounds aims to raise funds for Maryhill's Lochburn Park

A Bearsden man and four friends are undertaking a fundraising walk which will visit every West of Scotland League football stadium in Glasgow.

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 4:28 pm
Updated Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 12:05 pm
Maryhill FC's Lochburn Park ground

Chris Burns will join friends Campbell Finlayson, Rory Hardcastle, James Greig and Calum Maclean to step it out at the end of May along a route roughly 30 miles long.

Their aim is to raise money for a new hospitality area at Maryhill FC’s Lochburn Park ground.

Campbell, the club’s media officer, explained: “As with almost every club and business in Scotland and around the world, it has been a tough year with the coronavirus pandemic causing Maryhill to lose out on much needed funds.

"A recent number of break-ins have caused further damage, causing disruption to work around the club, including this new hospitality area and that is where we hope to help.

“This outdoor area will see us convert a previously unused space into a hospitality area for use by anyone who buys a hospitality package and for visiting clubs pre match.

"This is for the football club’s use specifically and it is not linked to the Maryhill Social Club, the two are separate entities.

"All donations would be very much appreciated.”

The walk will start in Summerston before heading to the stadiums of Glasgow University, Drumchapel United, Clydebank and Yoker Athletic, Renfrew, St Anthony's and St Cadoc's, Benburb and Rossvale, Pollok, Rutherglen Glencairn, Cambuslang Rangers, Vale of Clyde, Shettleston, St Roch's, Petershill, Ashfield, Glasgow Perthshire and ending at Lochburn Park, home of Maryhill FC.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Donations can be made online – click here.

Meanwhile, Maryhill are now working towards the expected resumption of competitive football in mid-July.

The club have confirmed the re-signing of keepers Garry Black and Glen Cameron and defenders Paul O’Donnell, Luke Martin and Craig McEwan.

Hill have confirmed the departures of Mark McRoberts, Lewis Sanderson, Roan Fitzpatrick and Andy McLaughlin.