New role for revitalised Lomond Centre facility

Roger Weatherhogg head of the Lomond Centre with Cllr Ian Sloan
Roger Weatherhogg head of the Lomond Centre with Cllr Ian Sloan
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It’s played an integral part in life of many Glenrothes residents and it’s about to celebrate 35 years in the town following a £500,000 refurbishment.

First opened in 1978, the Lomond Centre in Woodside has been the home for many clubs, social groups and sports teams as well as offering a welcome meal, lunch or meeting place for many members of the public.

And following the completion of an extensive overhaul which included a complete rewiring of the building, full redecoration and the inclusion of some new facilities, the centre has been given a new lease of life.

Roger Weatherhogg, general manger said the long-serving facility is now fit to serve the community for another 35 years.

He added: “The work is almost complete and I’m delighted to be welcoming back the many clubs that have used the centre for many years.

“We pride ourselves on offering a reliable and friendly centre and most pleasing is that many of those returning have said to us that ‘it’s good to be home’.

“What is also great to see is the second and third generation of youngsters that are now using the centre for the likes of gymnastics classes and other youth orientated clubs whose parents grew up coming to the Lomond Centre in the 1980s and 90s.”

Much of the cost of the refurbishment was met by Fife Council.

Councillor Ian Sloan said the centre played a significant role in his life.

“I worked here for 14 years as deputy manager from when it opened in 1978 to 1992,” said Mr Sloan.

“The refurbishment means an awful lot to me as the centre was a major part of my life, it’s great to see it looking so good again,” he added.