THE third phase of an ambitious redevelopment of the home of North Berwick RFC is nearing completion.

Iain Dove, club president, said they had been working hard behind the scenes in a bid to ensure the improvements were complete at the clubhouse at Recreation Park.

During the shutdown, internal work on the windows and the bar area has been carried out. In an update to club members, Mr Dove said: “Once again we would like to thank North Berwick Trust for their support.

“We have agreed on our approach to the front windows and patio; however, we have been held back due to the shortage of materials.”

Previous work at the clubhouse has included repairs to the roof and kitchen, as well as changing room and toilet improvements.

Mr Dove felt the work was heading in the right direction and added: “We have made it look, we hope, lighter and brighter and more family welcoming.

“It does not look so much like a rugby club and towards a lounge bar but all the stuff off the wall, some has to go back up to make sure we recognise the history and encourage it as well.”