Helping to create a field of dreams

Councillor Alistair Hunter watches on as Spanish kids enjoy the new football pitch.
Councillor Alistair Hunter watches on as Spanish kids enjoy the new football pitch.

THE good nature and generosity of Scottish football fans well-known worldwide.

What may not be as recognised, though, is the everlasting footprint that some supporters make when following the national side abroad.

One of Levenmouth’s councillors, Alistair Hunter, is a founding member and chair of the board of The Tartan Army Children’s Charity.

Fellow councillor David Alexander is also a trustee of the group which raises and then distributes thousands of pounds to disadvantaged children in areas where Scotland are playing.

Last year the Mail reported on a project in Alicante to redevelop a piece of waste ground at an orphanage into a football pitch.

As our pictures show, the work is complete, and the Spanish youngsters have been taking advantage of the new park provided by the band of Scottish football followers.