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Funding 'inadequate' for sports
An impression of the new stadium which was planned for Sighthill
Plans for a new stadium at Sighthill were drawn up earlier this year
The leader of a group studying major public sports venues in Edinburgh has said national funding is inadequate for such facilities across the country.

Terry Christie, a former head teacher, said while the best option in Edinburgh would be to refurbish Meadowbank Stadium, the cost would not be viable.

As a result he recommended, in a newly-published report, demolition and building a new arena at Meadowbank.

Edinburgh Council are due to discuss the report at a meeting on Thursday.

Mr Christie said if costs did not allow for building a new stadium at Meadowbank, his "second best option" was selling the site and using the money to finance a development at Sighthill in west Edinburgh.


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