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June 22, 2017
New natural grass pitch at Bilston PS, Roslin gets first cut
Fairways Sportsgrounds' greenkeeper, Craig Collins, has given Bilston Primary School's newly grown natural grass pitch its first cut.

May 18, 2017
Another contract win for Fairways Sportsgrounds 
Fairways Sportsgrounds has won a new contracts. Details have been published on the Public Contracts Scotland and details will follow soon.

April 28, 2017
IOG 3G Artificial Maintenance course takes place at Murrayfield 
Over a dozen industry professionals have registered for a top learning event for artificial maintenance. Particpants include Dave Gibson from Fairways Sportsgrounds and Michael James from Wiedenmann UK.

April 08, 2017
Seeding works to begin soon at North West Campus, Dumfries
Two natural grass pitches being constructed by Fairways Sportsgrounds will be seeded next week.  Final efforts are being made to have then prepared and ready for sowing.

Mar 12, 2017
Fairways Sportsgrounds' Director Dave Gibson taking part in IOG seminar
Fairways Sportsgrounds' Contracts Director, Dave Gibson, will take part in a 3G artificial turf seminar staged by the IOG at Murrayfield, Edinburgh on April 28

Feb 28, 2017
Progress at Dumfries Learning Campus means tarmac works imminent 
Work at Dumfries Learning Campus is on track and tarmac works are expected to be started mid March.

Nov 19, 2016
North West Campus, Dumfries win for Fairways Sportsgrounds
Fairways Sportsgrounds will build a World Rugby 3G surface, two full size natural grass pitches and a seven-a-side at North west Learning campus, Dumfries.

Sept 28, 2016
Glasgow's newest Gaelic school enjoying new pitch
Youngsters at Glendale PS, Pollokshields, Glasgow have welcomed their new MUGA which was built by Fairways Sportsgrounds. Fairways Sportsgrounds will continue to maintain the 3G surface.

Sept 3, 2016
First cut for athletics track infield at Dalbeattie Learning Campus 
Excellent progress continues at Dalbeattie Learning Campus. Yesterday saw the first cut of the natural grass rugby pitch infield.

July 19, 2016
Ahead of schedule finish at Stanley PS, Ardrossan
Fairways Sportsgrounds has completed resurfacing works at a North Ayrshire primary school early.  Now handed over, youngsters and teachers at Stanley Primary school will have a new full size pitch with upgraded goalposts and nets to use when school re-opens in August 2016.

May 02, 2016
Dalbeattie Learning Campus project includes both synthetic and natural
Work to be carried out at Dalbeattie Learning Campus includes construction of a polymeric six lane running track, a natural grass rugby pitch infield, a 3G multi sports surface and a polymeric MUGA.

April 19, 2016
Fairways Sportsgrounds wins major Dalbeattie project
Fairways Sportsgrounds has secured a new project in Dalbeattie.

March 18, 2016
Establishment works use Wiedenmann Terra Spike GXi8 HD
As part of the establishment works and regular maintenance of a new rugby pitch at the High School of Glasgow, a Wiedenmann Terra Spike GXi8 HD has been deployed.

January 16, 2016
Refurbishment of Pro Soccer venues completed for New Year
The team at Pro Soccer has thanked Fairways Sportsgrounds for the successful completionof works at their two sites.  Paul Kelly, Managing Director, Pro Soccer said:  "We are particularly pleased at the environmentally benefiting initiatives that Fairways Sportsgrounds has introduced."

September 22, 2015
High School of Glasgow new hockey facility opens
A new Global Standard FIH approved hockey pitch has been handed over by Fairways Sportsgrounds to the school.  The sand based surface has already hosted many school and club games.

August 04, 2015
Pro Soccer at Ayr and Glasgow to refurbish all indoor pitches
Fairways Sportsgrounds will carry out a major refurbishment of both Pro Soccer venues at Ayr and Rouken Glen, Glasgow during the period September to December 2015

May 26, 2015
New hockey surface in play at High School of Glasgow 
Work has started in Glasgow's west end to prepare a new sand dressed hockey surface to FIH Global Standard at the High school of Glasgow for use in September.

February 26, 2015
High School of Glasgow project to start May 2015
Fairways Sportsgrounds has won a further contract at the High School of Glasgow to build new natural grass rugby pitch and a new hockey surface.

November 09, 2014
Environmental successes at Langholm Academy Cluster
The newly completed project at Langholm Academy Cluster has been environmentally beneficial to all.  Top soil removed at the start of the project by Fairways Sportgrounds has now been re-deployed at another Dumfries & Galloway Council site. The project also involved a non-tarmac base. An Alveo shock pad was used which is recyclable at the end of its life span..

October 14, 2014
University of Edinburgh Peffermill Playing Fields job awarded
Fairways Sportsgrounds will build a new natural grass pitch for the University of Edinburgh..  This is the second project for Fairways Sportgounds at the site in recent years.

September 2014
Work underway at  Dumfries & Galloway Council site
Fairways Sportsgrounds has begun a project at Langholm Academy Cluster to supply and install a new IRB 22/ FIFA * 3G surface for the three schools on site.

August 20, 2014
Lochgilphead Joint Campus welcomes new pitch for new school year
A new 3G 40 mm surface has been installed at Lochgilphead Joint Campus and is now operational for the new school year.

July 21, 2014
Commonwealth Games' security now fully in place at Kelvingrove
With less than a week until the 2014 Commonwealth Games the lawn bowls facility at Kelvingrove is now secured for the event. Clydesiders are now taking up their positions and getting ready for the first event..

July 20, 2014
Argyll & Bute school having pitch stripped and replaced
Lochgilphead Joint Campus is yet another venue to have its full size pitch stripped and recycled across a 72 hour period.  Work has now started on the replacement 3G surface.

March 20, 2014
Auchterarder Community School has pitch stripped in less than three days
A sub contract job at Auchterarder Community School to strip a full size pitch and recycle the infill and carpet took place successfully across a 72 hour period.  And had it not been for high winds and driving rain the job would have been finished within 48hours.

March 16, 2014
Fairlie Tennis Club open for business
Play has resumed at Fairlie Tennis Club after the completion of their MUGA surface laid earlier this year.

Dec 21, 2013
Fairlie Tennis Win
Fairways Sportsgrounds has won the tender to lay a new MUGA surface at the village tennis club starting in the New Year.
 
Sept 2, 2013
Bowling Greens get another major try out
Kelvingrove's new bowling surfaces got a thorough trial at the Eight Nations Championships which ran from Aug 26 - Sept 1, 2013.
 
July 2, 2013
Fairways Sportsgrounds' Dave Gibson to speak at artificial turf maintenance workshop
Contracts Director, Dave Gibson will be among the speakers at an event in Bromsgrove School, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire on Aug 21. The event, led by manufacturer Wiedenmann with dealer T H White, will showcase six of the latest machines for synthetic surfaces.
 
May 5, 2013
First international event for Kelvingrove
Fairways Sportsgrounds new bowling greens will get their first major test at an international tourney later this month. The Four Nations tournament will run from May 31 - June 2, 2013.
 
April 5, 2013
New Mercedes Sprinter vans for Fairways Sportsgrounds
Two new vans are on  order for the Fairways Sportsgrounds maintenance fleet.
 
Mar 31, 2013
Facility at Battery Park open for business
Fairways Sportsgrounds has replaced a community facility for Inverclyde Council at Battery Park with a 3G surface. Situated at the water front over looking the River Clyde, initial pitch bookings have been very brisk.
 
August 11, 2012
Aviemore, here we come!
Fairways Sportsgrounds has received the go ahead to start work for Highland Council at Aviemore Primary School on a new pitch.
 
May 1, 2012
Fairways Sportsgrounds build 3G pitch for Coltness HS
Fairways Sportsgrounds will create a full size FieldTurf 3G pitch with floodlights for the North Lanarkshire school.
 
April 11, 2012
Safe Contractor accrediation for Fairways Sportsgrounds
Fairways Sportsgrounds has received Safe Contractors's health & safety accreditation to construct sports fields for the coming year.
 
Nov 22, 2011
Fairways Sportsgrounds embraces community benefit and exceeds commitment
During the initial phase of the installation at Kelvingrove Lawn Bowling Centre, Fairways Sportsgrounds has exceeded its Community Benefits target agreed with Glasgow City Council. As well as taking on one NET member of staff and awarding five work experience placements, the team at Fairways Sportsgrounds also took on six short term paid placements. 
Dave Gibson, Fairways Sportsgrounds' Contracts Director said: "Eleven previously unemployed individuals, many of them under 20, gained work experience on site during July and August and made a very worthwhile contribution to the project."
 
Sept 21, 2011
Glasgow 2014 "will stage the best Lawn Bowls competition ever"
Members from the Lawn Bowls International Federation have visited Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls Centre this week and finished the visit by expressing their delight at the preparation already gone into the West End venue that will host the Lawn Bowls competition for the Commonwealth Games in 2014. Kenny Clark, World Bowls technical delegate for Glasgow 2014 and World Bowls chief executive Gary Smith have been in Glasgow to meet the Organising Committee and assess the greens at Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls Centre.
Kenny Clark, World Bowls Technical Delegate for Glasgow 2014 said: "Advance planning is a crucial element to staging a successful Lawn Bowls competition at any level and therefore it's incredibly important  for us to see the progress at Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls Centre in regards to the Organising Committee and its planning for the Commonwealth Games.
"The organisers of Glasgow 2014 have made a positive start in their preparations to ensure we have a quality playing surface to match this outstanding picturesque venue in just under three years' time and I have every confidence that this will continue right up until the Games."
Gary Smith, World Bowls Chief Executive said: "It's been fantastic to see first hand the level of preparation and work that's gone into the greens already, which is a credit to the Organising Committee and its Games' Partners.
"Bowls is a truly international sport and World bowls is based here in Scotland. With this in mind, seeing how advanced Glasgow 2014 is in their planning and preparation, we are confident Glasgow 2014 will stage the best Lawn Bowls competition the Commonwealth has ever seen."
 
 Aug 22, 2011
Kelvingrove Lawn Bowling Greens nearing completion phase 1 Steady progress at the Kelvingrove means all five of the newly constructed bowling greens are now nearing completion.  Representatives from the World Bowls Techical team from the Commonwealth Games 2014 organising committee are due to visit the site next month. 
 
July 5, 2011
First turf is laid by Fairways Sportsgrounds at Kelvingrove Lawn Bowling Greens
Turf for two of the five greens has now been laid at the Kelvingrove Lawn Bowling Greens project in the west end of Glasgow. The two are those nearest the Museum building. Tthe next consignment of the specifically grown turf is arriving at the end of the month.
 
May 11, 2011
Fairways Sportsgrounds introduces Advantage RedCourt
A new tennis surface that combines the playing characteristics and appearance of clay with the benefits of an all-weather surface has been introduced in Scotland and N England by Fairways Sportsgrounds. Developed by carpet partners Edel Grass, Advantage RedCourt is already a big success in Holland.
 
Advantage RedCourt only has to be installed on a stable, free draining base. Play takes place on an unbound surface.  Players therefore develop and use slide in a controlled motion, allowing coverage of the whole court area with reduced effort and less stress on joints and ligaments. And unlike traditional clay courts, there is no costly reconstruction every spring and no need for expensive irrigation. For more details see www.advantageredcourt.co.uk
 
  
 
Mar 7, 2011
Fairways Sportsgrounds taking part in 'Meet the Buyer' Exhibition
As a main contractor working with Glasgow City Council on its Kelvingrove Lawn Bowling Greens project, Fairways Sportsgrounds will be present at "Meet the Buyer- Glasgow Build Projects" an event staged by GCC. The exhibition takes place on Thursday, March 31 from 9.00 am - 1.00 pm at Celtic Park, No7 Restaurant, 18 Kerrydale Street, Glasgow G40 3RE. Business support organisations such as:Healthy Working Lives; GERA; Clyde Gateway and Commonwealth Games Business Portal will also be in attendance.
 
Jan 5, 2011
FIH 'Global Standard' achieved for Fairways Sportsgrounds' project at Peffermill, Edinburgh
Following Fairways Sportsgrounds' successful installation of an Edel Grass 'Triple T' carpet at Peffermill Playing Fields for the University of Edinburgh during  summer 2010, it has now been tested by a UKAS-accredited test house.
We are pleased to report  it has achieved a 'Global Standard' award as recognised by the Federation of International Hockey.
 
Dec 5, 2010
Work begins at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games venue
Iniitial site preparation has started at the venue for the lawn bowls events at the forthcoming Commonwealth Games.  Adjacent to the iconic Kelvin Art Gallery & Museum in Glasgow's west end, the team at Fairways Sportsgrounds is beginning the contract which includes installing a new drainage system, reconstructing greens and ditches- incorporating a new automated irrigation scheme - and resurfacing the network of footpaths. The first phase of work is expected to be completed during summer 2011.
 
Nov 15, 2010
Fairways Sportsgrounds wins prestigious Commonwealth Games 2014 contract
Fairways Sportsgrounds has won the contract to construct the lawn bowling greens at Kelvingrove, Glasgow for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The contract has been awarded by Glasgow City Council and includes the upgrade of five greens to international standard.
  
Oct 1, 2010
Fairways Sportsgrounds joins Constructionline
Fairways Sportsgrounds has joined Constructionline with immediate effect. Fairways Sportsgrounds has met the rigorous operational guidelines and  Health & Safety standards laid down by this recognised body.  Constructionline is the UK’s largest register of pre-qualified contractors.
 
 
 
Sept 28, 2010
Edinburgh City Council's new facility at Meggetland Sports Complex handed over
Fairways Sportsgrounds has handed over to Edinburgh City Council a splendid new synthetic pitch at Meggetland Sports Complex on time and to budget.  Predominantly used for soccer, the new surface has an Alveo shock pad and complies with IRB regulation 22 standard so can also be used for rugby training.   
 
April 30, 2010
University of Edinburgh chooses Triple-T for Peffermill, home of National Hockey Academy
The University of Edinburgh has commissioned Fairways Sportsgrounds to resurface its present water based pitch at Peffermill Playing Fields with the state-of-the-art 'Triple-T' system, starting in the summer. The site incorporates the National Hockey Academy, run by Scottish Hockey and is just 2 ˝ miles from the city centre. 
 
April 12, 2010
World class facility for sportScotland National Centre, Inverclyde
The sportScotland National Centre, for Scotland's elite athletes and teams, is the first site anywhere in Britain to use the "Triple-T" hockey surface. The new installation is a revolutionary water-based hockey pitch which uses the "Triple-T" synthetic turf system by Edel Grass, Fairways Sportsgrounds' carpet partners. What makes "Triple-T" so unique is that there are more than 1 million fibres in each square metre of artificial grass.  Because it is such a dense and stable surface, the hockey ball runs truly, with players reporting good grip in both wet and dry conditions.
 
February 12, 2010
Fairways Sportsgrounds brings 'Triple T' to sportScotland National Centre
Work will begin in March 2010 on the UK's first installation of a revolutionary water-based hockey pitch at the sportScotland National Centre, Inverclyde, Ayrshire. The "Triple-T" synthetic turf system by Edel Grass, Fairways Sportsgrounds' carpet partners, is one of the most coveted artificial systems available and this will be only the third site in the world to benefit from this pioneering technology - the others being in Ghana and in Holland. Work is expected to be completed by early April, 2010.
 
November 5, 2009
SAFEContractor Award for Fairways Sportsgrounds
Fairways Sportsgrounds has achieved SAFEContractor accreditation in recognition of reaching the rigorous SAFEContractor Health & Safety standards. This means that  the company's health and safety documentation have been compared against the SAFE Contractor Charters Standards which set out the health and safety standards required to achieve accreditation. 
Health and safety topics considered during the assessment include policy statement, staff training, risk assessment, organisational structure, work -equipment testing and maintenance, communication with employees and many other areas.

 

November 2, 2009
Second pitch now handed over for Erskine Stewart's Melville Schools, Edinburgh
The second of two Federation of International Hockey-approved synthetic pitches for client Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools in Edinburgh has been handed over. This latest pitch is for Stewarts Melville College at Queensferry Road and follows on from the success of the pitch laid at the Mary Erskine School site at Ravelston Terrace in Autumn 2008.  Both pitches used the newest Edel Grass carpet technology and feature ball stop kickboards, secure perimeter fencing and extensive access pathway constructions. Floodlight provision means ESMS can extend the use of the facilities to night play and for use by their sports club members.
 
October 8, 2009
Footballing double at SoccerWorld
Client SoccerWorld has awarded Fairways Sportsgrounds a further contract after an initial job last September.  Fairways Sportsgrounds was involved with the pitch installations at Soccerworld Dundee, Scotland’s first purpose built indoor five-a-side centre. Now the project has been replicated in Glasgow near the M8 at Ruchazie.The new development, already open to the public, offers eight individual courts separated by state-of-the-art fencing and netting. 
 
September 2, 2009
Major investment at Airdrie Leisure Centre, North Lanarkshire

Working for North Lanarkshire Council, Fairways Sportsgrounds has significantly upgraded the facilities at Airdrie Leisure Centre by installing a 3G synthetic grass pitch to IRB (International Rugby Board) standard which is also fully marked for 11-a-side and 7-a-side soccer play.  Local clubs and organisations can now play football and rugby year round. A further natural grass pitch is also under construction.  

 
October 22, 2008
New hockey pitch for independent Mary Erskine School, Edinburgh
The independent Mary Erskine School, Edinburgh is now making full use of its recently commissioned FIH-approved hockey pitch
 
September 11, 2008
Sportsworld Dundee opens
Fairways Sportsgrounds has just handed over a very successful project in Dundee.
  
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Anniesland College, Glasgow
Aviemore Primary School, Aviemore
Battery Park, Greenock
Bilston PS, East Lothian
Dalbeattie Learning Campus
Edinburgh University, Peffermill
Fairlie Tennis & Sports Club, Ayrshire
Fives at PlaySport, East Kilbride
Glendale PS, Glasgow
Kelvingrove Lawn Bowling Greens
Kirk Hallam, Derby
Langholm Cluster, Annandale & Eskdale
Lochgilphead Campus, Argyll
Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh
Meggetland Sports Complex, Edinburgh
North West Campus, Dumfries
Pro-Soccer Five-A-Side
sportScotland National Centre, Largs
St Matthew's Academy, Saltcoats
St Michael's Primary School. Dumbarton
Stanley Primary School, Ardrossan
The Firhill Complex, Glasgow
The High School of Glasgow
Uplawmoor Tennis Club, East Renfrewshire
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