PROPOSALS have been submitted to Scottish Borders Council (SBC) for repairs to the stand at Netherdale.

The iconic A-listed Galashiels structure was forced to shut in 2018 due to safety concerns.

Earlier this year, members of SBC agreed to earmark £1.45 million for the repairs at Gala Fairydean Rovers’ ground in its budget for 2021/22.

The stand is currently in “poor condition”, according to a report attached to the application.

The report adds: “Concrete is spalling in numerous locations. Many of the timber windows have rotten sections of frame.

“The brick walls of the non-original extensions are subsiding and at risk of collapse in the future. Particularly the ones built prior to 1993. Internally, the void beneath the stand seating is suffering from damage caused by condensation.

“The building is virtually uninsulated and poorly ventilated. The bar/lounge area has been extended and the brick wall of the extension is slowly collapsing.”

Architect Peter Womersley designed the stand which was built in 1964.

According to the report, the current proposals “involve very little work to the interiors of the building”, with external repairs and redecoration planned for the turnstiles and stand.

The proposed work includes cleaning and repairing concrete, repairing and enhancing the rainwater drainage system, and reinstating missing brickwork at the turnstiles.