Haddington golf club handed rescue package

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On the back of Lothianburn fighting to keep its doors open, another Lothians golf club has needed a helping hand to secure financial stability.

Members at Haddington have approved a rescue package from East Lothian Council after running into difficulties on the back of lost revenue last year due to bad weather.

“The Council, in an effort to help secure immediate financial stability and a sustainable way forward, offered a conditional package of financial assistance that included both loan support and additional rental subsidy,” said a club statement.

“The main condition of the support was a restated, sustainable business plan for the next three year period.”

Since taking on the lease in 1995 from the Council, the club has invested more than £1.2 million in improving the course, but, like many clubs, it was hit badly last year by bad weather. “It is our firm belief that with the help and support of East Lothian Council, that Haddington Golf Club are now progressing to a more sustainable future,” added the statement.