After the devastating floods at Turriff United’s ground on Friday, that saw the pitch under three feet of water, the clean up started on Saturday.
Club officials, team members, fans and our local MP Eilidh Whiteford came together on Saturday to start the clean up and repairs operation at The Haughs.
Club Secretary Gairn Ritchie told My Turriff
Turriff United are extremely grateful to all those who gave up their weekend to help rescue us from the depths of despair everyone at the club felt on Friday morning following the unprecedented levels of rainfall the North East of Scotland suffered so badly from last week.
Local businesses, supporters, volunteers and even our local MP rallied round and turned the nightmare of the floods into something more akin to hope as they all pulled together to help get our club back on its feet.
We still have a bit to go but the Haughs is looking more like itself and with similar levels of support over the coming days & weeks we can return to where we once were before nature unleashed its wrath upon us.
Commenting on her visit, Eilidh Whiteford said:
It was great to see so many volunteers from this resilient community working hard on the clean-up operations. It’s important that all communities affected by the extreme weather conditions access the funding from the Scottish Government by contacting their local authority directly.
Pictures from Gairn Ritchie.