Vast Majority of Accies Abstain
The new plans for the rugby ground project failed to attract meaningful support at the Accies AGM on Monday night. Despite proxy voting by email, only 98 members of the Edinburgh Academical Club (former pupils and staff) are understood to have voted. A very small number of supporters, thought to be mainly rugby players, were therefore able to win the vote 94 to 4. It looks like they won the vote but lost the argument!
This means there is a very low level of positive support for the £18m project but its supporters seem determined to carry on. Whether they can raise the money to start building is another question. There are also questions about whether they need a new planning permission and how the new plans are viewed by OSCR.